Margrethe II of Denmark

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Margrethe II of Denmark

Queen regnant of Denmark add

Category: Politics

Born in 1940.

Countries: Denmark (61%), United States (11%), Iceland (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Christian X of Denmark, Leo Goldberger, Ben Webster

Linked to: Aarhus University, Girton College, Cambridge, London School of Economics, University of Paris




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Magrethe was born in 1940, but did not become heiress presumptive until 1953, when a constitutional amendment allowed women to inherit the throne add something


Margrethe II of Denmark was born in 1940 add something


Since her paternal grandfather, the then-reigning King Christian X, was the King of Iceland at the time, and Margrethe until 1944 was an Icelandic princess, the Princess was as a tribute to the people of Iceland given an Icelandic name, "Þórhildur", consisting of "Thor" and the word for "battle" or "fight" add something


When Margrethe was four years old, in 1944, her first sister Princess Benedikte was born add something


Her third sister Princess Anne Marie was born in 1946 add something


The process of changing the constitution started in 1947, not long after her father ascended the throne and it became clear that Queen Ingrid would have no more children add something


On 20 April 1947, King Christian X died and Margrethe's father ascended the throne as King Frederick IX. add something


That proposal had to be passed by two Parliaments in succession and by a referendum, which was held on 27 March 1953 add something


On her eighteenth birthday, 16 April 1958, Margrethe was given a seat in the Council of State add something


On 10 June 1967, Princess Margrethe married a French diplomat, Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, at the Church of Holmen in Copenhagen add something


Margrethe gave birth to her first child on 26 May 1968 add something


A second child, named Joachim, was born on 7 June 1969 add something


As the eldest child of King Frederick IX and Ingrid of Sweden, she succeeded her father upon his death on 14 January 1972 add something


At his death 14 days later on 14 January 1972, Margrethe succeeded to the throne as Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, becoming the first female Danish sovereign under the new Act of Succession add something


She was proclaimed Queen from the balcony of Christiansborg Palace by Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag on 15 January 1972 add something


Ben Webster - Since Webster's only legal heir, Harley Robinson in Los Angeles, gladly assigned his rights to the foundation, The Ben Webster Foundation was confirmed by The Queen of Denmark's Seal in 1976


Inga Nielsen - In her home country Nielsen was *awarded the Tagea Brandt Rejselegat in 1984 and appointed Knight of Dannebrog by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in 1992


Leo Goldberger - "The Order of Dannebrog ", awarded by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in 1993


Their summer residence is Gråsten Palace near Sønderborg, the former home of the Queen's mother, Queen Ingrid, who died in 2000 add something


Louis Poulsen - In 2004, Louis Poulsen Lighting, Fritz Hansen, Royal Copenhagen and Bang & Olufsen cooperate on an exhibition in Tokyo on the occasion of Queen Margrethe's official visit to Japan in November


Helle Thorning-Schmidt - She was elected to replace Mogens Lykketoft as Leader of the Social Democrats after the 2005 parliamentary election, leading her party through the 2007 parliamentary election, which was won by the centre-right alliance, and the 2011 parliamentary election, after which she was appointed Prime Minister by Queen Margrethe II


In theory each party could choose its own leader as Royal Investigator, the globalistic party Det Radikale Venstre did so in 2006, but often only one Royal Investigator is chosen plus the Prime Minister, before each election add something


However, on 23 November 2006 the Danish newspaper B.T. reported an announcement from the Royal Court stating that in future the Queen would smoke only in private add something


Christopher N. Smith - In 2006, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark appointed him Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Denmark


Another skill she possesses is costume designing, having designed the costumes for the Royal Danish Ballet's prodruction of A Folk Tale and for the 2009 Peter Flinth film, "De vilde svaner" add something


Mols Bjerge National Park - The park was finally inaugurated by Queen Margrethe II on 29 August 2009


Brigitte Bardot - In August 2010, Bardot addressed a letter to the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II of Denmark, appealing for the sovereign to halt the killing of dolphins in the Faroe Islands


On 14 January 2012, Queen Margrethe II celebrated her 40th year on the throne add something


She was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the "Guardian" in March 2013 add something


Queen Margrethe II visited the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders, in Nanjing, April 27, 2014 add something


They were married for over fifty years, until his death on 13 February 2018 add something


Caroline Wozniacki - In May 2018, Wozniacki was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by the Queen of Denmark