Three months after inheriting the throne, the King and Queen of Denmark have released their first official portraits. The images were taken by photographer Steen Ewald in the royal reception hall.

Queen Mary, 52, poses in an elegant emerald-coloured dress with fishnet sleeves. Stylists carefully worked on the image, making her high hairstyle and evening make-up with smoky eyes. Special attention was paid to accessories – the palace prepared a special booklet with a description of jewellery.

Orders of the elephant, which both spouses wore – this is a knightly award, the highest in Denmark. Maria also showed a new portrait order with the image of King Frederick X – it was shown in public for the first time and is intended for female members of the royal family.

Mary’s head is adorned with the historic emerald parure, which is worn exclusively by queens and is part of the crown’s diamond fund. The tiara’s sparkling emerald stones perfectly complement the royal consort’s bottle-green coloured dress.

Meanwhile, 55-year-old Frederick X appeared in front of the camera in a classic ceremonial uniform and white gloves.

From now on, the portrait can be seen hanging in government offices, including Danish embassies and consulates around the world, as well as in courtrooms.

Meanwhile, last month the royal couple announced their first joint royal trips together. Next week, Frederick and Mary will make an official state visit to Norway. Sweden in early May, and the Faroe Islands and Greenland in June and July. The King and Queen will be travelling aboard the royal yacht Dannebrog.