Monday, 5 September 2016

Flag Day in Denmark

The Crown Price of Denmark at a ceremony marking his country's Flag Day
Copenhagen, September 5th 2016
(photo kongehuset video still)

It is a time to remember and give thanks and the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark led events as their country marked Flag Day. Frederik and Mary attended a ceremony outside Christiansborg Castle and a service at Holmen Church as they joined many others paying tribute to members of Denmark's Armed Forces and those who have died in action.

The royal couple attended the traditional parade outside Christiansborg with Frederik taking the salute and reviewing troops.  A wreath was also laid in memory of those who have died.

Flag Day was established in 2009 to allow people around Denmark to pay tribute to those who have served in the Armed Forces, who have been sent overseas to fight and to remember those who have lost their lives in action.

The church service at Holmen traditionally commemorates those who have died and Frederik and Mary joined hundreds of others inside to pay their own tributes.


Flag Day is also marked with smaller ceremonies across Denmark filled with meaning and significance.  It is a special day for many, including the country's Royal Family.

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