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Queen Margrethe II to keep title post abdication from throne

Queen Margrethe II to keep title post abdication from throne Queen of Denmark II abdicates the throne (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, following her voluntary abdication scheduled for January 14, will retain the royal title, according to the Danish Royal Court's website.

"After the succession to the throne, HM The Queen will continue to be Majesty and bear the title HM Queen Margrethe," clarified the office.

Simultaneously, on January 14, her successor, her son Frederik, will ascend to the Danish throne. He will bear the title of His Majesty King Frederik the 10th.

His wife, Crown Princess Mary, will henceforth be addressed as Her Majesty Queen Mary.

The couple's son, Prince Christian, will bear the title of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Christian and will be the direct heir to the Danish throne.


On December 31, 2023, 83-year-old Queen Margrethe II announced during the traditional New Year's address her intention to abdicate the throne on January 14, 2024, after 52 years of reign.

Margrethe II ascended to the Danish throne on January 14, 1972, following the passing of her father, King Frederick IX. She was 31 years old at her coronation. Margrethe II is currently the longest-reigning monarch in Europe, with over 50 years on the throne.

In her televised announcement, the Queen explained that a recent spinal surgery prompted her to contemplate that it might be time to pass her responsibilities to the next generation.