Denmark

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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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Taking a look at Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

The future Crown Princess of Denmark was born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson on 5 February 1972 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia as the youngest daughter of John Dalgleish Donaldson and his first wife, Henrietta Clark Horne. She has two sisters, Jane Stephens and Patricia Bailey and a brother John Stuart Donaldson. Mary’s mother died on 20 November 1997, [read more]