Margrethe II o Denmark

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Margrethe II
Drottning Margrethe av Danmark.jpg
Margrethe in 2012
Queen o Denmark
Reign 14 Januar 1972 – present
Predecessor Frederick IX
Heir apparent Crown Prince Frederik
Prime Meenisters See leet for:
Spouse Henrik, Prince Consort o Denmark (1967–present)
Issue
Croun Prince Frederik
Prince Joachim
Full name
Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid
Hoose House o Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[1]
Father Frederick IX
Mother Ingrid o Swaden
Born 16 Aprile 1940 (1940-04-16) (age 74)
Amalienborg Palace, Denmark
Religion Kirk o Denmark

Margrethe II (Danish pronunciation: [mɑˈɡ̊ʁæːˀd̥ə], full name: Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid; born 16 Aprile 1940) is the queen regnant o Denmark. As the eldest child o Keeng Frederick IX an Ingrid o Swaden, she succeedit her father upon his daith on 14 Januar 1972. On her accession, she acame the first female monarch o Denmark syne Margrethe I, ruler o the Scandinavian kintras in 1375–1412 durin the Kalmar Union.

Margrethe wis born in 1940, but did nae acome heiress presumptive till 1953, when a constitutional amendment allaeed weemen tae inherit the throne (efter it acame clear that Keeng Frederick wis unlikely tae hae ony male issue). In 1967, she married Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, wi whom she haes twa sons: Croun Prince Frederik (born 1968) an Prince Joachim (born 1969).

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  1. Maclagan, M & Louda, J., Lines of Succession, London, Orbis Publishing, 1981 Tables 20 and 22

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