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Princess Benedikte starts latest regency in Denmark by following long standing royal tradition

While several members of the Danish royal family are in Sweden to celebrate King Carl XVI Gustaf’s jubilee, it is Princess Benedikte who is regent. And the princess, sister of Queen Margrethe, has been carrying out some important engagements.

One of the things the princess has done is to receive schoolchildren from the East Greenland town of Tasiilaq as well as schoolchildren from Gentofte Municipality in an audience at Gentfote City Hall.

It follows a long standing tradition for the Danish Royal Family which began decades ago when Princess Benedikte was made patron of the now defunct Gentofte Greenland Committee.

Princess Benedikte met the children, who had enjoyed a special reception. The princess then received a gift, a book about local history, after the local mayor had given his speech. The gift was a book about local history. After that, there were special performances from local Danish and Greenlandic artists.

Greenland has a special connection to Denmark as a self-governing entity within the Danish Commonwealth. The royal family, with the Danish monarch as head of state, has a symbolic role in Greenland.

In modern times, the relationship has been characterized by respect and cooperation. The Danish royal family regularly visits Greenland and also helps mark important occasions and cultural events on the island.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.