Queen Margrethe II - 75 Years SI

Queen Margrethe II - 75 Years

The 75th Birthday of HM the Queen on a Greenlandic stamp

Today TELE-POST issues a large, commemorative stamp on the occasion of Her Magesty the Queen's 75th birthday

There is a genuine and sincere bond between the royal house and the people of Greenland. The bond is very deep. The first time the Queen visited Greenland was in 1960 in the capacity as the heir to the Throne. Since then, the Queen has made countless visits to Greenland all with joy and mutual respect.

Besides the orphanage in Tasiilaq, Princess Margaret School in Upernavik was also named after our regent. The well-being of Greenlandic children holds a very special place in the Queen’s heart; she is patron of the Association of Greenlandic children.

Due to the above mentioned interests and connections, there are obvious reasons why the Queen and the rest of the royal house are and will continue to be a natural focal point for modern Greenland.

To celebrate Her Majesty, TELE-POST issues on 16th April, the day of her birthday, a large commemorative stamp depicting Her Majesty wearing Greenlandic national costume.

The portrait photograph of Her Majesty wearing Greenlandic national costume was taken by the court photographer Steen Brogaard. The session took place in the royal apartments at Amalienborg Palace.

There is a genuine and sincere bond between the royal house and the people of Greenland. The bond is very deep. Many up here in Greenland still re- member the Queen’s parents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid and their sincere commitment towards Greenland.

About our Queen

Margrethe Alexandrine Þorhildur Ingrid, Her Majesty the Queen, became Queen of Denmark in 1972. H.M. Queen Margrethe II was born on 16th April 1940 at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen.

In the period 1946-1955 the Queen attended Public school at the School of Zahle and as a private student at Amalienborg Palace from 1946 to 1949. During the period 1955-1956 the queen attended North Foreland Lodge boarding school in Hampshire, England.

On 10th June 1967 the Queen married Henri Marie Jean André Count de Laborde de Monpezat, who, by this marriage, became HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark. The Royal couple’s two sons HRH Crown Prince Fred- erik André Henrik Christian and HRH Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian were born on 26th May 1968 and 7th June 1969.

The Queen has, since 1970, worked actively with a variety of artistic expressions: painting, church tex- tiles, water colours, graphics, book illustrations, de- coupage, set design and embroidery. The Queen has also created chasubles for Fredensborg Palace Chapel in 1976, Kronborg Castle Church and Tasiilaq church,

both the later in 1985. The Queen also designed the Greenlandic Christmas seal in 1983.

The Queen and Greenland

The first time the Queen visited Greenland was in 1960 in the capacity as the heir to the Throne. Since then, the Queen has made countless visits to Green- land all with joy and mutual respect. HM The Queen has a special place in the heart of Greenlanders. HM The Queen is know for her many Greenland visits to town and settlements on the westcoast, the east- coast, and in northern Greenland. Besides the above mentioned orphanage in Tasiilaq, Princess Margaret School in Upernavik was also named after our re- gent.

Especially on two occasions it has been a great honour to host a royal visit by HM The Queen. The first occasion was on 1 May 1979 when she handed over the Home Rule Act to the then Chairman of the Greenland Parliamant, Mr. Lars Chemnitz on the day of Home Rule introduction in Greenland. The oth- er occasion was in the same Parliament when she handed over the Self-government Act to the then Chairman of the Greenland Parliament, Mr. Josef Motzfeldt, on 21 June 2009.

The well-being of Greenlandic children holds a very special place in the Queen’s heart; she is patron of the Association of Greenlandic children. The Associ- ation of Greenlandic children is independent of po- litical and economic interest and receives no public funding. The work of the Association is based solely on a large group of committed members and contri- butions from foundations and endowments as well as businesses.

Due to the above mentioned interests and connec- tions, there are obvious reasons why the Queen and the rest of the royal house are and will continue to be a natural focal point for modern Greenland. 

Technical Details

Issue Date: 16.04.2015
Designer: Lowe-Martin Group
Illustrator: Steen Brogaard
Process: Offset
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 28.80 x 40.00mm
Values: 23.50 DKK