Denmark’s Golden State Coach is not a sight seen everyday. But today, the Queen’s traditional wheels made an appearance in the streets of Copenhagen.


Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik rode the coach from Amalienborg Palace to the Christianborg Palace, where they hosted a new year reception for officers of Denmark’s defense ministry and representatives of various organizations and foundations.


The gold color of the state coach doesn’t come from gold paint. The coach, also known as the Coach of King Christian VII, is covered in 24 karat gold leaf. It was made in 1840 by Henry Fife.

What a grand sight it makes! Make sure you click on the photos to see the bigger versions.

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