Crown Prince Frederik X becomes the new King of Denmark

  • Crown Prince Frederik X became the new King of Denmark on January 14, 2024.
  • He succeeded his mother, Queen Margrethe II, who formally abdicated after 52 years as the monarch.
  • Tens of thousands of Danes gathered in Copenhagen to witness the historic succession in freezing temperatures.
  • Queen Margrethe II, at 83 years old, is the first Danish monarch to voluntarily relinquish the throne in nearly 900 years.
  • The abdication was formalized when Queen Margrethe signed the declaration during a meeting of the Council of State at Parliament at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen.
  • The new King, his Australian-born wife Mary (now Queen Consort), and their 18-year-old eldest son, Crown Prince Christian, were present at the meeting.
  • Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen proclaimed 55-year-old Frederik as the new king from the balcony of the Palace.
  • Queen Consort Mary, an Australian-born commoner, is the first commoner to become Queen of Denmark.

Q: Who succeeded Queen Margrethe II as the new King of Denmark on January 14, 2024?

  • A) Crown Prince Christian
  • B) Prince Frederik X
  • C) King Christian IX
  • D) Prince Mette Frederiksen

Ans : B) Prince Frederik X

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