Denmark

Denmark's day of destiny: Margrethe II to abdicate, Frederik X to take the throne

Queen Margrethe of Denmark will abdicate this afternoon. The Danish monarch will sign away her throne in a special Council of State meeting at Christiansborg Palace. As soon as her signature is complete, her son will become King Frederik X. Witnessing this moment of history will be Frederik’s elder son, Christian, who, at the moment of accession, becomes Crown Prince of Denmark. Waiting…
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The tiny brooch that links a great queen to her beloved father

When she was born in 1940, the then-Princess Margrethe was not in the line of succession as females could not inherit the throne. In 1953 a change in law meant that Margrethe was able to take her place as her father’s heir. To mark her change in status, King Frederik IX gave his daughter a brooch. Embed from Getty Images The small horseshoe-shaped brooch features 11 rubies and several…
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Frederik of Denmark, born to be king

Denmark will start the New Year with a new monarch. Margrethe II will abdicate on January 14th 2024 and the throne will pass to her elder son who will become Frederik X. He will be the first King of Denmark in over fifty years. Frederik Andre Henrik Christian was born…
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The path to a throne for Mary, future Queen of Denmark

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has announced her plans to abdicate at the start of 2024. The Danish monarch will step aside on January 14th 2024, the 52nd anniversary of her reign. She will be succeeded by her son who will become Frederik X of Denmark and at his side will be…
Denmark

Queen Margrethe overcome with emotion as she announces the end of her reign

Queen Margrethe of Denmark was overcome with emotion as she surprised everyone by announcing the end of her reign. The Queen of Denmark will abdicate on January 14th 2024, the 52nd anniversary of her accession to the throne. She will be succeeded immediately by her elder son, who will become Frederik X of Denmark. The announcement of her abdication came in her traditional New Year’s…
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The Crown Prince who sent Christmas greetings to outer space

The Crown Prince of Denmark has sent Christmas greetings into space. Crown Prince Frederik chatted with astronaut Andreas Mogenson who is the first Dane to spend the festive season on the International Space Station. The two enjoyed a video call between space and Aarhus with the future king being given a virtual tour of the ISS as it orbited the earth. The conversation soon became a group…
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