HCA NYHEDER Queen Margrethe II patron of HCA2005 events

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has agreed that she with great pleasure will become patron of the many Hans Christian Andersen 2005 events.

Af ms - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 20 Maj 2003

2005 will be a busy year for anyone interrested i Hans Christian Andersen. The celebration of the bicentennial of his birth will be one of the greatest Danish cultural festivals ever, and today Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II has agreed to act as patron of the many events during the celebration in 2005.

According to Secretary General of H.C. ANDERSEN 2005, Lars Seeberg it is of great importance to the many cultural events in Denmark and the rest of the world that Her Majesty the Queen is going to be patron of the events. They are to promote the awareness of Hans Christian Andersen throughout the bicentennial, and the Queen's involvement will further the awareness of Hans Christian Andersen in Denmark as well as abroad.

"We are grateful to Her Majesty who with her great knowledge of the poet will help bring an even larger world focus on Hans Christian Andersen," says Lars Seeberg.

H.C. Andersen 2005 is supported by the Kingdom of Denmark, Odense Municipality, the County of Funen and the Bikuben Foundation. The stated aim of H.C. Andersen 2005 is to promote a wider and deeper understanding of the poet.