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Queen Margrethe wins prestigious award for her work on Danish Netflix film

She may have abdicated the throne, but she’s still thriving!

Queen Margrethe has shared that she’s won a rather prestigious award.

The Danish Film Academy has honoured her with the Robert Award for Best Costume Design of the Year.

The Queen designed 51 costumes last year for the Netflix film Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction completely free of charge! But she has now been recognised for her work.

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Queen Margrethe has won a Robert Award.

“I am deeply grateful, touched and proud of the recognition given by the Robert Prize,” the former sovereign said in a statement.

“To receive an award that the industry itself awards makes me particularly happy, and it has been a great joy and pleasure to be able to contribute to the expression of the film.”

Margrethe also designed 81 decoupages for the set of Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction, a period film set in the fictional kingdom of Babenhausen and based on Isak Dinesen’s 1963 novel Enrengard.

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Some of the many costumes Queen Margrethe designed…

The 83-year-old royal first began costume and set designing in the 1980s for a friend’s ballet school performance in Næstved.

She then worked as a scenographer and costume designer for the TV production of H.C. Andersen’s fairy tale The Shepherdess and The Chimney Sweep, as well as the Royal Theatre’s production of August Bournonville’s ballet, A Folk Tale – all while running a country.

But now that Margrethe has stepped back from royal duties – she abdicated in early 2024 and her son Frederik is now the King of Denmark – she may ramp up her costume design work; here’s hoping, as she’s clearly good at it!

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