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Margrethe II of Denmark

Royal titles – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark strips four of her grandchildren of their titles

The Danish Royal House has announced that as of 1 January 2023, the children of Queen Margrethe’s second son Prince Joachim will no longer be His/Her Highness Prince(ss). Instead, they will be known as Count and Countesses of Monpezat with His/Her Excellency as a style of address. This concerns Princes Nikolai, Felix and Henrik, and [read more]

Princess Margrethe of Denmark & Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
Margrethe II of Denmark

Royal Wedding Recollections – Princess Margrethe of Denmark & Henri de Laborde de Monpezat

On 10 June 1967, the heiress presumptive to the Danish throne Princess Margrethe married the French diplomat Henri de Laborde de Monpezat at the Holmen Church in Copenhagen. Today would have been their Emerald wedding anniversary, but tragically Prince Henrik, as he was then known, passed away in 2018. So today, we take a look [read more]

Queen Margrethe's Horseshoe Brooch
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]