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The Danish Monarchy

The Danish Monarchy can be traced back more than 1000 years. The Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, is therefore able to count kings like Gorm the Old (deceased 958) and Harald Bluetooth (deceased 987) among her ancestors.

The Nearest Relations

The Queen was married to the late Prince Henrik (1934-2018). Their nearest family consists of their sons, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, Crown Princess Mary married to Crown Prince Frederik and their son Prince Christian, their daughter Princess Isabella and their twins. Prince Joachim's former wife now Countess Alexandra and their two sons Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix and Prince Joachim's wife Princess Marie and their son Prince Henrik and their daughter Princess Athena. 

The Danes and their Queen

Danes are proud of their queen and their royal monarchy. Queen Margrethe is widely respected for her intellectual prowess and her artistic abilities including working as an illustrator, set designer for the theatre and textile artist.

The Role of the Monarchy

Like other monarchies, discussion about the role and function of the monarchy takes place in Denmark. However, the general tone here is much more subdued than for example in other kingdoms.


The Danish Queen celebrated her 70th
birthday on 16 April 2010. 
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