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The mysterious monarch who was the last person to abdicate the Danish throne

In her annual New Year’s address, Queen Margrethe of Denmark announced that on 14 January 2024 she would be abdicating. Her son, currently known as Crown Prince Frederik would become King following her abdication. While this was an unexpected announcement from the Danish queen, she is not the first Danish monarch to abdicate. Eric III Lamb was King of Denmark from 1137 to 1146. He was…
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Why abdications should be the norm

With the news that Queen Margrethe II of Denmark will abdicate on 14th January 2024, the question many are asking is, should abdication be the norm? I argue yes. In The Netherlands, monarchs abdicate after reigning for a certain amount of years. Most recently, Queen Beatrix abdicated in April 2013 in favour of her eldest son, Williem-Alexander. Upon her abdication, Queen Beatrix reverted…
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The Coronation Big Lunch that put communities at the heart of an historic event

It’s been part of big royal celebrations in Britain for centuries and as King Charles III was crowned, the street party took on a new lease of life. The historic event was celebrated by the Coronation Big Lunch which saw people across the country come together to share food and company to mark this special moment. It was part of the Big Lunch initiative which unites communities every…
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In Memoriam: the royals we lost in 2023

Another year has come and gone, and we lost royals along the way. Royal Central takes a look at the royal deaths in 2023. King Constantine II of Greece: 1940-2023 By Holger Motzkau 2010, Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons (cc-by-sa-3.0) Arguably the biggest royal death of…
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Historic celebration for Denmark's royals as a future king came of age in 2023

It was a year of looking forward in Denmark as a boy born to be king became an adult and his royal family celebrated. Prince Christian turned 18 on October 15th 2023 and a string of events took place for this milestone and to mark the moment from which the teenager could reign in Denmark if needed. On the morning of his 18th birthday, Christian walked out, by himself, on the balcony of…
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