Queen Margrethe II Abdicates
Today, January 14, 2024 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark signed her abdication during an exceptional Council of State at Christiansborg Castle in Copenhagen. The Danish Queen announced her plans to abdicate the throne during her annual speech on new years eve, two weeks ago. The Queen ruled Denmark for 52 years and is the first Danish monarch in nine hundred years to abdicate the throne.
The short ceremony was attended by the Crown Prince Frederik and his eldest son Prince Christian. By the stroke of a pen they became King Frederik X and Crown Prince Christian.Filed under Denmark
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