Following the death of Elizabeth II, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is now the longest-living Monarch

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After the death of the Queen isabel II on September 08, 2022 at 96 years of age, 82-year-old Queen Margrethe II of Denmark becomes the world’s longest-living Monarch and only woman on the throne. She was born on April 16, 1940 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen as the first child of Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Ingrid.

His father was the eldest son of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrina of Denmark, his mother was the only daughter of King Gustaf VI and his first wife, Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden. His royal house has origins in northern Germany, he was born just a week after Nazi Germany’s invasion of Denmark on April 9, 1940 when his father was already King Frederick IX and his mother was King Frederick IX. Queen Ingrid.

She was named Margaret after her maternal grandmother Margaret of Sweden, Alexandrina after her paternal grandmother Queen Alexandrina, and Ingrid after her mother. She allowed women to inherit the throne and On January 14, 1972, she became Queen of Denmark and Commander-in-Chief of the Danish Armed Forces after the death of her father.

She married Enrique de Laborde de Monpezat in 1967 with whom she has two children: the crown prince, Federico of Denmark and the younger Joaquín of Denmark.

Queen Margaret II of Denmark is the first female monarch in her country since Margaret I, ruler of the Scandinavian countries from 1375 to 1412 during the Kalmar Union. After 50 years on the throne and after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret II of Denmark is now the second longest reigning Danish Monarch, the only woman on the current throne, and the oldest at 82 years of age.

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She attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by her eldest son. She sent her condolences to the now King Carlos III through a letter: “Your mother was very important to me and my family. She was a leading figure among European monarchs and a great inspiration to all of us. She will be terribly missed.”was read.

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