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Danish woman arrested after threats against the country’s royal family


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A 57-year-old woman has been is charged with threatening the Danish royal family after a suspicious package was sent to the castle square in Copenhagen. The package was sent to the Yellow Palace, which was previously a guest house for the relatives of the royal family. The building is today used by the royal court administration. The package led to the closure of the castle square at Amalienborg. Explosives experts from the Danish Armed Forces were called in to examine the package, but the contents turned out to be harmless.

Many were worried when large forces of police, fire brigade and ambulances arrived at the palace. Shortly afterwards, several units came from the armed forces and closed down larger areas. The police published a press release immediately stating that there was an ongoing operation at the palace and that no royals were present at Amalienborg at that time. The incident happened on Tuesday this week. There were large barriers around parts of the palace Amalienborg and the nearby streets for several hours.

The woman was quickly tracked down by the police and a major police operation was launched. The terror police entered the woman’s apartment and arrested the woman. The 57-year-old woman from the Ribe area is being questioned by the police. Ribe is located in Esbjerg municipality south of Jutland.

The royal court does not want to comment on the case. They believe this is a police matter and refer to the police. The Danish police have not provided any further information. An update is expected in the case when a judge has decided how the case will proceed.

The Yellow Palace forms the framework for the Danish Court Marshal, the Cabinet Secretariat and the Order Chapter, which serves Her Majesty the Queen and handles the Court’s daily administration.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.