Denmark’s popular Queen Margrethe II, Europe’s longest-reigning monarch, said last Sunday that she would abdicate on January 14 and hand power to her son, Crown Prince Frederick.
The Danish royal family has released the schedule for succession to the throne on January 14 following the surprise abdication of Queen Margrethe II.
According to a statement released by the Danish Royal House, on 14 January 2024, HM The Queen will step down as Queen of Denmark and hand over the throne to HRH The Crown Prince.
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The following official events mark the succession to the throne:
Sunday, January 14
Council of State in Christiansborg Palace.
Proclamation of HM King Frederick 10 from the balcony of Christiansborg Palace.
Transfer of the royal colors from Christian IX’s palace to Frederick VIII’s palace, Amalienborg.
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Additional details of the program will be released at a later date.
The royal family also shared the statement on their official Instagram handle.
Earlier, the royal family also announced new titles for senior royals when Crown Prince Frederik ascends the throne on January 14.