Queen Margrethe II Accession

Queen Margrethe II Accession

On the 45th anniversary of her Accession, I would like to feature a video of the proclamation of Margrethe as Queen of Denmark on the balcony of Christiansborg Palace on January 15th, 1972. Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag faced three directions and proclaimed each time “King Frederik IX is dead. Long live Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II.” The crowd gave a nine hurrah salute, before Queen Margrethe delivered a short and emotional speech asking for God’s help in her new duties.


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