Sweden

A romantic but reluctant queen

She was the royal who insisted she would only marry for love while he was a prince with a broken heart and no desire to wed again. However, on a summer’s day, exactly a century ago, they fell in love in London and began a royal romance that would lead to a crown and change the attitudes of a whole royal family. The love story of Lady Louise Mountbatten and Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden…
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Denmark

Queen Margrethe and King Frederik in tears at abdication

Queen Margrethe II was overcome with emotion as she passed the throne of Denmark to her elder son. Her Majesty abdicated in a private Council of State held at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen on the afternoon of January 14th 2024. The brief meeting took place behind closed doors but images were later released. They showed Margrethe signing the Declaration of Abdication while her son…
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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

King Harald convinced King Frederik X and Queen Mary "will fulfill your new roles excellently"

King Harald has sent a congratulatory message to King Frederik X and Queen Mary, telling the new monarch and his consort that he is “convinced that you will fulfill your new roles excellently.” The Norwegian King released a message shortly after Queen Margrethe’s abdication. In the message to King Frederik, King Harald praised the former queen’s 52-year reign, saying that she has…
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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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