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Queen Margrethe talks about her son’s relationship with Scandinavia’s Crown Prince(ss) couples

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark has recently given an interview to the magazine “Norden nu” owned by the association “Norden”. In the interview, the Queen spoke about many topics that she thinks are important, including cooperation in the Nordic nations and Danish history.

Queen Margrethe also spoke about the relationship between the Scandinavian Royal family’s, which are all related to each other. She pays particular attention to relations between the Scandinavian Crown Prince(ss) couples. The Queen was asked in the interview if she feels like a person who brings the Nordic countries together. The Queen replied, “Our common values are building bridges between our Nordic nations. Therefore, I think we (Denmark) belong in the Nordic countries and not in other parts of Europe. Especially because we all can understand what is being written and said by each other.”

Read the full interview of Queen Margrethe here. (The interview is written in Danish).

Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs / Det kongelige hoff.

“My own family creates a bridge between the Nordic nations. The Nordic Royal families belong together and we stand by each other very closely”, said the Queen. The Queen explains that her son, Crown Prince Frederik is a very good friend of both the Swedish and Norwegian Crown Prince(ss) couples. The Queen explains that they often visit each other.

Queen Margrethe says she can see that her son has a much closer relationship with the other Nordic heirs to the throne than she had when she was young. “The current King Harald was rather old when I was 15, and King Carl Gustav is six years younger than I am,” said the Queen. “Now that we are all adults, we have become very good friends.”

Photo: ESO via Wikimedia Commons

“Norden” is a politically independent organisation that aims to strengthen and develop Nordic cooperation. The association is represented in all the Nordic nations: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, as well as the dependent territories Faroe Islands and Åland.

Read more about the association here.

About author

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.