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Wicked Blue

(5,893 posts)
Sun Dec 31, 2023, 01:57 PM Dec 2023

Queen of Denmark Margarethe II announces abdication live on TV

Source: BBC

Denmark's Queen Margrethe II has announced her surprise abdication in a new year TV address.

She will abdicate the throne on 14 January, which will be 52 years to the day since she became queen.

Her eldest son Crown Prince Frederik will take the role of king following Margrethe's departure.

The 83-year-old is the longest serving monarch in Danish history, taking the throne after the death of her father King Frederik IX in 1952.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-67854395

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Queen of Denmark Margarethe II announces abdication live on TV (Original Post) Wicked Blue Dec 2023 OP
If she took the throne in '52, she's been on it for more than 52 years. She took throne in '72. He died in '72. marble falls Dec 2023 #1
after the death of her father King Frederik IX in 1972. ZonkerHarris Dec 2023 #2
She's been queen long enough Jilly_in_VA Dec 2023 #3
Well, except that she's stepping down because Warpy Dec 2023 #9
If only Hamlet's father had abdicated andym Dec 2023 #4
Good for her! MyMission Dec 2023 #5
I was hoping .. reACTIONary Dec 2023 #6
Eh..she's an OK Dane. LudwigPastorius Dec 2023 #7
BA-DUM-BUM-BUM! nt GiqueCee Dec 2023 #8
you get my rec o' the day for that one HAB911 Dec 2023 #10

marble falls

(58,700 posts)
1. If she took the throne in '52, she's been on it for more than 52 years. She took throne in '72. He died in '72.
Sun Dec 31, 2023, 02:03 PM
Dec 2023

Jilly_in_VA

(10,175 posts)
3. She's been queen long enough
Sun Dec 31, 2023, 02:15 PM
Dec 2023

It's time she got to enjoy life a bit. And she's following in the footsteps of many monarchs in that part of Europe.

Warpy

(111,798 posts)
9. Well, except that she's stepping down because
Sun Dec 31, 2023, 04:08 PM
Dec 2023

she can no longer do the things required of even a constitutional monarch.

andym

(5,457 posts)
4. If only Hamlet's father had abdicated
Sun Dec 31, 2023, 02:23 PM
Dec 2023

and let his brother ascend to the throne, the play would be much shorter.

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