Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, as soon as the celebration prince, readies for the crown | EUROtoday

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A former “party prince” and an Australian-born princess are about to turn into the following king and queen of Denmark after the abrupt departure of a wildly standard chain-smoking queen.

In different phrases, it’s not simply the Brits who can ship on royal drama.

On Sunday, there can be a really actual altering of the guard in Denmark. Queen Margrethe II will step down and Crown Prince Frederik will turn into the brand new king of Denmark and his spouse, Crown Princess Mary, will turn into queen.

King Frederik X, as he can be styled, has large sneakers to fill. His mom, dubbed the “Ashtray Queen,” by the British tabloids, is extensively adored for her eccentricity and her authenticity and he or she can be a troublesome act to observe — on the finish of final 12 months, Denmark’s primary anti-monarchy group practically closed its doorways attributable to lack of curiosity.

But what do we all know of her eldest son? And what do Danes make of getting an Australian-born queen and is it attainable that the Aussies may very well be any extra excited?

Here’s what it is advisable find out about Europe’s latest soon-to-be king and queen.