Margrethe II o Denmark

Margrethe II (Dens pronunciation: [mɑˈɡ̊ʁæːˀd̥ə], full name: Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid; born 16 Aprile 1940) is the queen regnant o Denmark. As the eldest bairn o Keeng Frederick IX an Ingrid o Swaden, she succeedit her faither upon his daith on 14 Januar 1972. On her accession, she acame the first female monarch o Denmark syne Margrethe I, ruler o the Scandinavian kintras in 1375–1412 durin the Kalmar Union.

Margrethe II
Drottning Margrethe av Danmark.jpg
Margrethe in 2012
Queen o Denmark
Ring14 Januar 1972 – present
PredecessorFrederick IX
Heir apparentCrown Prince Frederik
Prime MeenistersSee leet for:
Born (1940-04-16) 16 Aprile 1940 (age 79)
Amalienborg Palace, Denmark
SpouseHenrik, Prince Consort o Denmark (1967–2018, his daith)
Issue
Detail
Croun Prince Frederik
Prince Joachim
Full name
Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid
HooseHouse o Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[1]
FaitherFrederick IX
MitherIngrid o Swaden
ReleegionKirk o Denmark
SeegnaturMargrethe II's signature
Royal coat of arms of Denmark.svg

Margrethe wis born in 1940, a week efter the invasion o Denmark bi Nazi Germany, but did nae acome heiress presumptive till 1953, when a constitutional amendment allaeed weemen tae inherit the throne (efter it acame clear that Keeng Frederick wis unlikely tae hae ony male issue). In 1967, she mairit Henri de Laborde de Monpezat (11 Juin 1934 - 13 Februar 2018), wi whom she haes twa sons: Croun Prince Frederik (born 26 Mey 1968) an Prince Joachim (born 7 Juin 1969).

ReferencesEedit

  1. Maclagan, M & Louda, J., Lines of Succession, London, Orbis Publishing, 1981 Tables 20 and 22

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