In the early 1970s when she was still Heiress Presumptive, the Queen was inspired to illustrate The Lord of the Rings after having been a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works from a very young age. She sent her illustrations to Tolkien, who was struck by the similarity to the style of his own drawings. In 1977, Queen Margrethe’s drawings were published in the Danish translation of the book (Ringenes Herre), redrawn by the British artist Eric Fraser, and with that she became an official Tolkien artist. Under her pseudonym Ingahild Grathmer, her illustrations were also featured in a British edition of The Lord of the Rings, published by HarperCollins.