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Queen Anne-Marie will no longer take part in sister’s jubilee events


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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece will no longer take part in her sister, Queen Margrethe of Denmark’s jubilee events.

The former Queen of Greece is unable to participate because her husband, former King Constantine of Greece, is hospitalised with COVID-19. As such, Anne-Marie can no longer travel home to Denmark.

She was set to take part in the wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of her parents, King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid, at Roskilde Cathedral on 14 January alongside her sisters, Queen Margrethe and Princess Benedikte.

Margrethe will still have Benedikte by her side to pay respects to their parents. Margrethe’s children, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, and daughters-in-law, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie, will also be there.

King Constantine, 83, was admitted to hospital on 8 January for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and said to be in good health.

Queen Anne-Marie was born a Princess of Denmark as the youngest child of King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid. Her sister, Margrethe, ascended the throne on 14 January 1972 upon the death of their father.

Anne-Marie married King Constantine II of Greece in 1964. He was the King of Greece until they were forced into exile, and a referendum was held. Greece turned into a republic in 1973.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.