Danes overwhelmingly support Queen Margrethe

Unwavering love for Queen Margrethe on her 40th year as Queen. 

The Danes just loved their Queen but they'd rather to see their Crown Prince and Crown Princess ascend to the throne the soonest time possible. It is happy to see the Danish monarch enjoys a relatively high approval rating and support from their subjects, one thing that most royal houses do not enjoy as much as their Danish counterparts.

Since her accession to the throne on this same day 40 years ago, Queen Margrethe or the crown has never lost the love, support, trust, and affection of the Danes. Through the years, it has gone even better an today, as the Queen, together with all the Danes around world celebrates her 40th year, there is no better time to look back back at the illustrious and fruitful career of Queen Margrethe II.

Survey Shows Danes Love their Queen, But Many Look Forward to Seeing the Crown Prince Ascend as King

Are we looking forward for an abdication and a new king this year? In a recent pole conducted by Megafon poll, more than 40 percent of the Danish public wish to see the queen step down from the throne in favor of Crown Prince Frederik in the next ten years. Meanwhile, 11 percent look forward for the succession to take place immediately.

Historian Steffen Heiberg said that being a king or queen is a duty that you perform for the rest of your life. However, people these days “live longer than they used to,” which meant, in the words of Heiberg,
that since the 20th century “successors accede to the throne when most people are pensioned off.”

The Queen Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Despite the recent desire of the Danes to see their queen enjoy her retirement years, the ever-dutiful monarch shows no sign of stopping. “My view has always been that it is an assignment that you have for life,” she said in an interview to Politiken.

Forty Years, Forty Memorable Years

As Queen Margrethe celebrates her fortieth year on the throne, it is only fitting to look back on the life of the queen whose life has been dedicated to the service of her country and country. Born in 1940, she is the elder daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden. By an act of the parliament in 1953, she was allowed to succeed on the throne on the event of her father's death and the absence of a male son. Then-Princess Margrethe attended Girton College, Cambridge where he studied (1960-1) prehistoric archeology, Aarhus University (1961-2), Sorbonne (1963), and the London School of Economics (1965). She was also Fellow of the London Society of Antiquaries. In 1967, she married French diplomat Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat at the Church of Holmen in Copenhagen. She bore him two sons, Prince Fredrick (born 1968) and Prince Joachim (1969). On the death of his father, the King, she became Denmark's first female sovereign under the new act of Succession. Her proclamation as Queen of Denmark took place Jan. 15. 1972 at Christiansborg Palace.


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