The King unveils his birthday present from the Royal Order of His Majesty The King. Photo: royalcourt.se
In the portrait, The King also wears the Cross of the Grand Commander of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog, representing the close Nordic bonds of kinship and friendship. On a table next to The King are the original statutes of the three oldest orders, dating from 1748.
The gift was presented in connection with this year's regular Chapter of the Royal Order. The artist, Olle Hamngren, attended the ceremony.
Find out more about orders and the Royal Order of His Majesty The King here.
The King's image appears on everything from coins and stamps to paintings and photographs. Such portraits of the monarch have long been an important part of our shared imagery.