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Article: Who Is The Queen Who Won The Oscar For "Best Costume Designer"?

Who Is The Queen Who Won The Oscar For "Best Costume Designer"? - DSF Antique Jewelry

Who Is The Queen Who Won The Oscar For "Best Costume Designer"?

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 83 years old, who abdicated in January in favor of her son Frederik, won Denmark's equivalent of an Oscar for best costume designer, as reported by BFM TV.

The former monarch received a Robert Award for her contribution to the Netflix film "Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction," an adaptation of a book by Danish writer Karen Blixen, best known for the memoir "Out of Africa," and directed by Bille August, one of Denmark's most renowned directors.

Who Is The Queen The Oscar For "Best Costume Designer
Photo: Queen Margrethe of Denmark (Source: Video capture)

The Talented Queen Awarded In Absentia. Who Is She?

The Queen, who cited health issues when announcing her surprise abdication during her annual New Year's speech, was not present at Saturday's award ceremony in Copenhagen. 
The film's producer, Marcella Dichmann, accepted the award on her behalf.

Reigning for a remarkable 52 years, she holds the distinction of being the second-longest reigning monarch in Danish history, surpassed only by Christian IV, and the lengthiest-reigning female monarch.

Throughout her reign, Queen Margrethe hosted 42 official state visits and embarked on 55 foreign state visits.

In addition to her royal duties, the Queen has made a name for herself as an artist over the years. She is a painter and illustrator and has worked on numerous occasions as a costume designer and set designer for the Royal Danish Ballet and the Royal Danish Theatre.

The Queen also designed the sets for "Ehrengard" and was nominated for a Robert Award in this category. Highly popular in Denmark, Margrethe studied at Cambridge in England and the Sorbonne in Paris, speaking fluent English, French, German, and Swedish.

She has also translated plays, including "Tous les hommes sont mortels" by Simone de Beauvoir, together with her French-born husband, Prince Consort Henrik, under a pseudonym.

She has illustrated several books, including a Danish edition in 2002 of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," and her paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries in Denmark and abroad.

Margrethe underwent back surgery last year and handed over the throne to her son on January 14 after a reign of 52 years, becoming King Frederik X.

She retained the title of queen following her abdication.

Amid her rule, the monarchy in Denmark maintained consistent support, with approximately 82% approval, and Queen Margrethe retained high personal popularity.
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