Queen Margrethe of Denmark has been pictured for the first time since her back surgery. The monarch greeted crowds on the balconies of Christian IX’s Palace in Amalienborg to mark her 83rd birthday. She was joined by the rest of her family including Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim.
In February Queen Margrethe underwent “extensive” back surgery. A statement from the royal family said: “The Queen has had surgery. Her Majesty the Queen has today undergone extensive back surgery at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.
“The operation went according to plan, and the Queen’s condition is good and stable under the circumstances”.
“In the coming time, the Queen will continue to be hospitalized at the Rigshospitalet, and after that a longer period of convalescence and rehabilitation of the back awaits”.
But Following two months of rest she was pictured for the first time.
Queen Margrethe smiles and waved in a baby blue skirt suit and a matching brooch.
The occasion also marks the Royal Family’s first appearance on the balcony of the palace in five years.
Sharing a photo on Instagram, the Royal Family’s account said: “From the balconies of Christian IX’s Palace in Amalienborg, the birthday girl waved with her children, in-laws and grandchildren and proclaimed a nine-fold life for Denmark.”
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Queen Margrethe has been Denmark’s reigning monarch since 1972 with her son Prince Frederik next in line to the throne.
Last year the Queen made the decision stripped four of her grandchildren of their titles.
Prince Nikolai, 23, Prince Felix, 20, Prince Henrik, 13, and Princess Athena, 11 were all stripped of the titles they’ve held since birth.