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Crown Prince Frederik Becomes King Of Denmark

Queen Margrethe, the world’s only reigning queen and the longest-serving living monarch in Europe, will step down, handing over the throne to her son Frederik.

Photo: Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark in Vágur, Faroe Islands, 21 June 2005, Wikimedia

Unlike British royal tradition, there will be no formal crowning ceremony for Crown Prince Frederik. Instead, his accession will be announced from Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen on the day.

He will become King of Denmark and head of state in the country – which is a constitutional monarchy – as well as in Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

The Danish royal family can trace heritage over 1000 years to king Gorm the Old, believed to be born around 900.