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The Alexander Room photo: Mikkel Grønlund

The Alexander Room

Today, the Alexander Room provides the setting for small dinners, lunches, receptions and visits by members of the Danish Armed Forces during the New Year levee. In the jumble of mosaics, gold, mirrors and pillars, the hall echoes with chatter, laughter and clinking of coffee cups when the Armed Forces wait to wish the Queen a Happy New Year.

The Emperor riding into the hall

The room is named after Bertel Thorvaldsen's marble frieze which frames the hall under the ceiling. Alexander the Great drives his into Babylon sometime in the 300s. The emperor’s foot soldiers and cavalry follow in the ruts left by the emperor’s chariot.

Guided Tours of The Royal Reception Rooms

In English: Daily at 15:00.