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Crown Princess Mary appointed as regent of Denmark due to absence of other senior royals

Crown Princess Mary has been installed as regent of Denmark whilst The Queen and other senior royals are absent from the country.

Her Royal Highness is regent whilst Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik are in Athens attending the funeral of Constantine II.

The Danish Royal Family are closely related to the Greek royals, with Constantine being Margrethe’s brother-in-law.

Regents are appointed in Denmark when the monarch is unable to perform their duties first hand, such as when they are overseas.

Most often, it is the Crown Prince who performs these duties.

However, on the rare occasions both the Queen and the Crown Prince are away, Crown Princess Mary may act on behalf of the sovereign.

The Queen’s youngest son, Prince Joachim, and her sister, Princess Benedikte, have also acted as regents in the past, however, they are both also attending the funeral of King Constantine.

Crown Princess Mary was officially appointed to the Council of State in late 2019 where signed a declaration, confirming that she would abide by the Constitution if ever required to become regent.

Her Royal Highness has only ever been called upon to act as regent on a couple of occasions before.