Queen Margrethe – A Golden Reign

God’s help, the love of The People, Denmark’s strength When Princess Margrethe of Denmark was born on 16 April 1940, she had no succession rights whatsoever, and now she is celebrating 50 years on the throne. Margrethe’s family was quite popular with the people, and so work began on a new Act of Succession that [read more]

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Margrethe II of Denmark

Queen Margrethe’s Horseshoe Brooch

This beautiful horseshoe brooch was given to the then Princess Margrethe of Denmark by her father Frederik IX in 1953, after the signing of the Constitution, which made her heiress presumptive to the throne. Before 1953, women were barred from inheriting the Danish throne, and it had been widely expected that Frederik’s brother Prince Knud [read more]

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Margrethe II of Denmark

Dear aunt Daisy…

Although the grand birthday celebrations for Queen Margrethe II of Denmark have been cancelled, royals from all over Europe recorded a message for her. For those wondering, Daisy is Margrethe’s nickname! King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife Silvia kicked off the video with the words, “Dear Daisy and cousin, Us from Sweden, [read more]