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Who is Queen Margrethe II of Denmark?

Today, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates 50 years on the Danish throne. Let’s take a look back at the life of Denmark’s colourful queen. Born Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid on 16 April 1940, Margrethe was the first child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid – later King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid. She was followed by two sisters: Princess Benedikte in…
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The death of Frederik IX, King of Denmark

As 2021 wound to an end, the Danish Royal Family shared a rather poignant video. Amidst the official social media posts marking Queen Margrethe’s traditional New Year speech was a once familiar face, that of her father, King Frederik IX. As well as her own message, Margrethe shared a video of her father’s final New Year’s address which had been given exactly fifty years…
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Educating a Queen - Margrethe's studies

Queen Margrethe is one of the few sovereigns of her generation with multiple university diplomas. Her education journey seems to have heavily influenced her life and the manner in which she performs her role.   Shortly after turning six-years-old in 1946, the Princess entered elementary school at Zahles School, studying as a private pupil at Amalienborg Palace from 1946 to 1949, and attending…
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Kate at 40: Birthplace of a Duchess

On 9 January 1982, Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading would be the birthplace of one of the world’s most recognised faces and the future Queen consort, the Duchess of Cambridge. As the Duchess celebrates her 40th birthday, Royal Central is looking at the history behind the hospital. The Royal Berkshire Hospital was opened in 1839 on the London Road land donated by Henry Addington, 1st…
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