Margrethe II of Denmark arrives for the official reception to celebrate 40 years on the throne at City Hall on January 14, 2012 in Copenhagen

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is marking the 40th anniversary of her succession to the country’s throne. She became the first female sovereign of Denmark in 1972 following the death of her father, King Frederick IX.

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark held a press conference on the occasion of her 40th annniversary as Queen in the Great Hall at Christian IX Palace at Amalienborg. Copenhagen, 10th January 2012