Denmark: Margrethe II abdicates, Frederik X is king | EUROtoday

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The Danish queen Margaret II signed his historic abdication, a step that allowed his son Frederick X to instantly change into king. Margrethe, 83, is the primary Danish monarch to voluntarily quit the throne in virtually 900 years.

Margrethe abdicates, her son is King Frederick X of Denmark

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Many hundreds of individuals gathered outdoors the constructing the place the occasion occurred royal successionin a local weather of jubilation as a result of the Nordic nation skilled the primary royal succession in additional than half a century, not brought on by the dying of a monarch.

Margaret and the Royal Family of Denmark

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Wearing a magenta gown, Margaret he signed his abdication throughout a gathering with the Danish Cabinet at Christiansborg Palace, an enormous complicated in Copenhagen that homes the royal reception rooms and stables, in addition to the Danish Parliament, the Prime Minister’s workplace and the Supreme Court.

The doc was offered to her as she sat at an enormous desk coated with a pink material round which the royals and members of the Danish authorities have been seated. After signing it, she stood up and motioned for her son to take her place and mentioned “God save the king” as he left the room.

Mattarella, historic friendship bonds however projected into the long run

«The bonds of friendship that unite Copenhagen and Rome have historic roots, however are projected into the long run. They develop continually throughout the framework of frequent European establishments and of the satisfied and coherent collaboration within the protection of the values ​​of freedom, democracy and rule of legislation each throughout the Atlantic Alliance and throughout the context of the United Nations”. Thus the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, who despatched His Majesty Frederick X, King of Denmark, a message on the event of his proclamation as the brand new sovereign of the nation.