Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark attend a New Years Levee held by Queen Margrethe of Denmark for Diplomats at Christiansborg Palace on 3 January 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photo: Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark announced on Sunday that she would abdicate on 14 January and pass the baton to her son, Crown Prince Frederik, citing her age and health issues.
She underwent major back surgery in February 2023.
Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, are set to become king and queen.
South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country informed for 25 years, and we’re about to enter a new chapter of fearless journalism. Join our free subscription trial to unlock this story and a world of news aimed to inform, empower, and inspire.