Thursday, 18 May 2000

HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark - Bio


I'm working on filling in all of the bios, very very slowly.  Updates to Come.  
Full Name: Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid

Title: Queen

Birth:  Born 16 April 1940 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.

Country: Denmark

Monarchs during life: 
  • Christian X (1912 -1947)
  • Frederick IX (1947-1972)
  • Herself (1972-Present)
Place in line of succession:
  • At Birth: Not in Line of Succession till the 1953 Act of Succession which allowed women to inherit the throne. (The 2009 Act of Succession got rid of male preference over female children)
  • Current: Monarch
Religion: Church of Denmark 
  • Christening:  Baptised on 14 May 1940 at Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen.
  • God-parents:
    • King Christian X of Denmark 
      • (paternal grandfather)
    • Hereditary Prince Knud of Denmark 
      • (paternal uncle)
    • Prince Axel of Denmark
      • (Relative on Father's side)
    • King Gustaf V of Sweden 
      • (maternal great-grandfather)
    • Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden 
      • (maternal grandfather)
    • Prince Gustaf Adolf  of Sweden 
      • (maternal uncle)
    • Prince Arthur of UK Duke of Connaught and Strathearn 
      • (maternal grandmother's father)
Family:
  • Parents: Frederick IX (reigned 
  • 1947 –
  • 1972) (died 1972) and 
  • Queen Ingrid (Formerly a Princess of Sweden)(died 2002)
  • Marriage: Married Prince Henrik on 10 June 1967 at the Naval Church of Copenhagen (Holmens Kirke). The reception was held at Fredensborg Palace. Prince Henrik passed away on February 13th, 2018. 
    • Children:
      • Crown Prince Frederick (1968)
      • Prince Joachim (1969)
Schooling:
  •  Girton College, at University of Cambridge (UK)
    •  Studied prehistoric archaeology
    • 1960-1961
  • Aarhus University (Denmark)
    •  Studied  political science
    • 1961- 1962
  • The Sorbonne (France)
    • 1963
  • London School of Economics (UK)
    • 1965
Job: Queen, Full-time Royal

Residence:
  • Christian IX'S Palace at Amalienborg in Copenhagen
    • Winter Residence
  • Fredensborg Palace
    • Spring & Autumn Residence
  • Gråsten Palace
    • Summer Residence
  • Marselisborg Palace
    • Summer Residence
Causes:Arts, Literture, Armed Forces, etc.

Video of them speaking:

Quotes:

"God's help, the love of The People, Denmark's strength." - Queen Margrethe's Offical Motto

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