The new Palace Chapel was built in neo-classical
style - and completed for services to the members
of the Royal Families and Court in 1826.
The first royal ceremony was the wedding of Prince Frederik
(King Frederik VII) in 1828 - and since
then many royal weddings and other regal ceremonies
have been performed at the Palace Chapel.
Sovereigns - Lie In State
When Danish monarchs die - it is a tradition that the
deceased sovereign lie in state (Castrum
Doloris - the name for decorations accompanying the
catafalque that increase the prestige of the funeral
and signify the importance of the deceased) at the Palace
Chapel before they are taken to their final resting
place at Roskilde Cathedral. Latest
in 2000 - Queen Ingrid lay in state
in the Palace Chapel - and more than 30,000
people passed the Royal Coffin to pay their last respects
to a much admired monarch.