On 16 April, the 73rd years birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II was celebrated with a reception at the Danish Ambassador’s residence in Kuala Lumpur.
The Danish Monarchy has existed for over 1000 years and is among the oldest in the world. Queen Margrethe II became Head of State in 1972 and is – with more than 41 years on the throne – one of the longest serving Heads of State in the world.
On behalf of Danes in Malaysia, the Embassy sent Her Majesty a congratulatory message on the occasion of the birthday, and received in return Her Majesty’s personal greeting and appreciation of the celebration, which was passed on to the guests by the Ambassador.
The Malaysian Guest of Honour at the celebration was Dato’ Haji Hasan bin Malek, Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development. The two national anthems, King Christian and Negaraku were played live by musicians from the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, who also entertained and pleased the guests with sweet tones of jazz throughout the evening.