About the Danish Royal Family

Denmark´s royal family is very popular in Denmark, and is one of the oldest monarchies in the world.

HM Queen Margrethe II ascended to the throne in 1972 and is the first female monarch in Denmark since the reign of Queen Margrethe I in the 14th century. Apart from her royal duties, Queen Margrethe is also a talented artist and designer and has her exhibitions in art museums in Denmark, like Aros Museum in Aarhus

Denmark's Royal Family maintains its enduring appeal by embracing modernity. Actively participating in diplomatic endeavours and charitable causes, its members serve as vital ambassadors for the nation.


Denmark's royal family

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has two sons. Crown Prince Frederik is the eldest son and the heir apparent to the Danish throne. Prince Joachim is the younger son of Queen Margrethe II.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary represent the younger generation and are involved in various social causes, including sustainability, health, and humanitarian efforts. Crown.

The succeeding generation of Danish royalty is swiftly maturing. HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary nurture four children, with HRH Prince Christian being the second in line to the Danish throne.

Princess Mary, originally from Tasmania, stands as a fashion icon. HRH Crown Prince Frederik enjoys immense popularity in Denmark and has earned the title Dane of the Year multiple times in national opinion polls.


The Queen's abdication in 2024

During her annual New Year's Eve address on December 31st, 2023, HM The Queen of Denmark declared her intention to step down after a remarkable 52-year reign. She will pass the mantle to her son, Crown Prince Frederik, who is set to ascend to the throne on January 14th, 2024.


Hasse NielsenPhoto: Hasse Nielsen


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Where to spot the Royal family

Here are some of the best places in Denmark to spot Danish royalty, where they stay for one or more months every year: