denmark Witnessed a historic moment on 14th January King FrederickHis mother’s heir, Queen Margrethe II, Who formally abdicated after an impressive 52 years as king. The capital was filled with anticipation and excitement as large crowds gathered to witness this important event in the country’s history.
a surprise announcement
Queen Margrethe II’s announcement of her abdication on New Year’s Eve came as a shock to the country. At 83, he revealed his plans to become The first Danish monarch in almost 900 years Voluntarily abdicating the throne. The succession process was formalized as Margrethe signed her abdication declaration during a meeting of the Council of State in Parliament. Notably, Denmark, one of the oldest monarchies globally, does not have a coronation ceremony.
a royal court
The decisive meeting saw the presence of government representatives, Queen Margrethe, the new King Frederick Australian-born wife Mary – now queen consort, and their eldest son Christian, 18, who plays the new heir to the throne. Following the signing, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was to announce the new king on the balcony of Parliament, where Frederik would give a brief speech.
celebration of the people
Despite cold temperatures, thousands of people flocked to the capital from across Denmark, showing how popular the monarchy enjoys in the country of about 6 million. Pilot Søren Kristian Bisgaard, 30, expressed the sentiment of many: “We have come here today because this is history being made before our eyes. We just had to stay here.”
decision of an emperor
Queen Margrethe, who had already expressed her intention to remain on the throne for life, He did not give any specific reason for his decision to step down. However, he mentioned a significant back surgery in February last year, which made him think about his future.
Support of the new emperor and the public
King Frederick Polls taken after Queen Margrethe’s abdication announcement indicate overwhelming confidence in the new monarch 82% of Danes expect King Frederick to do well in his new role And 86% expressed the same sentiment about Queen Mary. The royal couple step into their roles with the support and goodwill of the Danish people.
Important questions related to exam
1. Who was appointed as the new king of Denmark after Queen Margrethe II?
A) Prince Christian
B) King Frederick
c) Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen
2. How many years did Queen Margrethe II serve as monarch before abdicating?
A) 46 years
B) 50 years
c) 52 years
3. What title does Queen Mary now hold following the ascension of King Frederick
A) Princess Consort
B) Queen Consort
c) Duchess Consort
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