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King Frederik X's special gift to youngest children

King Frederik X has bestowed his children with a special gift as he marks the beginning of his reign: Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine have all been named Knights of the Order of the Elephant. This tradition has been long-held within Denmark, where, upon the accession of the monarch, their children are made Knights of the Order of the Elephant. On their 18th birthdays…
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Denmark

The new line of succession in Denmark

King Frederik X has now ascended the throne of Denmark. The new monarch had been the longest serving heir in Europe and the last time the line of succession in his realm altered was a decade ago. Let’s take a look at the updated list, the first line of succession to the…
European Royals

Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands send messages to King Frederik and Queen Mary

Congratulatory messages continue to flood in for King Frederik X and Queen Mary as they celebrate their accession today. In addition to messages from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, King Harald of Norway and King Charles III of the United Kingdom, the royal houses of the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain have now released public messages to the new Danish king and queen, and to out-going Queen…
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"United, bound, to the Kingdom of Denmark” - King Frederik X's royal motto

King Frederik X promised to be “a gathering king of tomorrow” in his accession speech. Speaking from the balcony at Christiansborg Palace moments after his proclamation, King Frederik paid tribute to his mother and vowed to give his all to Denmark. Reflecting on the historic reign of Queen Margrethe, the King said that “For half a century, she has kept track of the times with our…
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Royal News

King Frederik X ascends throne

King Frederik X now reigns over Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Moments ago, Queen Margrethe signed the declaration of abdication in a special Council of State. King Frederik X has now succeeded his mother on the throne after a 52-year reign. The change in…
Abdication of Queen Margrethe II

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary: their friendships throughout Europe

They’re about to become Europe’s newest king and queen, so let’s look at how Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have enjoyed deep friendships with other members of Europe’s reigning royal families. The Scandinavian royals are particularly close: they are known to see each other in between official events and sometimes vacation together. The three heirs, Frederik, Crown…
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