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Christmas Day Appearances

Other than British royals, we sometimes see the Danes and Norwegians headed to services on Christmas Day.

Scheduled Christmas Speeches

The schedule below is based on previous year’s events, and so it remains tentative. We’ll update as information becomes available.

Christmas Eve, December 24

  • Belgium, given by King Philippe 
  • Spain, given by King Felipe
  • Luxembourg, given by Grand Duke Henri

Christmas Day, December 25

New Years Eve, December 31

  • Denmark, given by Queen Margrethe
  • Monaco, given by Prince Albert of Monaco
  • Norway, given by King Harald

New Year’s Levees and Events


  • January 1st – New Year’s Day Banquet at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg, 7:30 p.m. local time
  • January 2nd – New Year’s Receptions for Supreme Court judges, the Royal Guard and Regiments Officer Corps at Christian VII’s Palace
  • January 3rd – New Year’s Reception for the military, patronages, and other leaders, at Christiansborg Palace