Queen of Denmark scales again her Golden Jubilee out of respect for Queen Elizabeth

In honour of Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of Denmark instructed {that a} minute’s silence ought to precede on Saturday night time’s gala efficiency on the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen to mark her golden jubilee.

Denmark’s in style Queen Margrethe II is now Europe’s longest-serving monarch and in addition its solely reigning queen after the loss of life of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

The creative and chain-smoking 82-year-old, at all times impeccably coiffed together with her white hair swept up in a bun and hailed for unifying and modernising the Danish monarchy in her 50 years on the throne, has scaled again golden jubilee festivities this weekend following the loss of life Thursday of Britain’s head of state.

Margrethe got here to the throne on the age of 31 in January 1972 on the loss of life of her father, Frederik IX, turning into the primary lady to carry the place of reigning queen in Denmark.

She took her reign identify Margrethe II in recognition of Margrethe I, who dominated Denmark from 1375-1412 however by no means formally held the title.

On the time of her accession, solely 45 p.c of Danes had been in favour of the monarchy, most believing it had no place in a contemporary democracy.

Throughout her reign, nevertheless, Margrethe has managed to steer clear of scandal and helped to modernise the establishment — permitting her two sons to marry commoners, for instance.

Immediately, the Danish monarchy is likely one of the hottest on this planet, having fun with the assist of greater than 80 p.c of Danes.

At 50 years and 7 months on the throne, she is now the longest-reigning monarch in Europe following the loss of life of her third cousin, Queen Elizabeth.

She is trailed by her first cousin, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, who has been king for 48 years.

Margrethe can also be Europe’s solely reigning queen, though 4 nations — Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden — have crown princesses.

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