Photos by Michael Thumand

Order of the Dannebrog (Danish: Ridder af Dannebrog)

Published: February 9, 2015

On October 29th 2014 my father, Jesper Thumand, was awarded the knight of the Order of the Dannebrog, and on February 9th 2015 he had an audience with Queen Margrethe the 2nd.

Order of the Dannebrog (Danish: Dannebrogordenen) was established by King Frederik the 6th on June 28th 1808 through an open letter. It is to some extend a modification of an earlier order in that it was no longer exclusive persons of a certain rank. The order is mostly awarded for a long and faithful service of the state or government.