Queen Margrethe II Announces Abdication
Queen Margrethe II will abdicate as Queen of Denmark on January 14. The 83-year-old queen announced this in her end-of-year speech. She has been on the throne for 52 years.
Margrethe’s eldest son Frederik (55) succeeds her. The Danish queen was the longest-serving monarch in Europe after the death of Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain.
In her speech, Margrethe discussed her back surgery this year. She said the operation went well thanks to the doctors, but it made her think about her future as queen.Filed under Denmark
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