Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates 77th birthday

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-17 04:38:59|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao

Cannons are fired with 27 shots as a salute to the Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, at Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, Denmark, April 16, 2017. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrated her 77th birthday on Sunday. (Xinhua/Shi Shouhe)

COPENHAGEN, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrated her 77th birthday on Sunday at Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus, the second largest city in the country.

Surrounded by her family, including her husband Prince Henrik and their children and grandchildren, the Queen posed for photographs at the rear of the palace and greeted the locals who had come to pay their tribute.

The royal family also attended an Easter church service at Aarhus Cathedral as this year's birthday coincides with the Easter Sunday.

The Queen's birthday was celebrated around the country with various events and activities. At Kronborg Castle, a World Heritage stronghold-turned palace in the town of Elsinore, cannons were fired with 27 thunderous shots at 12:00 p.m. as a salute to the Queen.

Margrethe II was born on April 16, 1940 at Amalienborg Palace in the capital city of Copenhagen.

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