Sunday, December 31, 2023

"Denmark's queen Margrethe II unexpectedly announces abdication in New Year's Eve speech"

From Sky News, December 31:

Margrethe II will be succeeded by her eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, when she steps down on 14 January.

Denmark's queen has unexpectedly announced her abdication in her traditional New Year's Eve speech.

Margrethe II will formally step down from the throne on 14 January - exactly 52 years to the day of her ascension to the throne in 1972....


Her grandfather, Christian X, was a pretty good (and gutsy) guy.

From what I understand it's in the family's genes. We will get to see if it can continue through four generations when Frederik steps up.