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  (Margrethe II), Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid
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NameMargrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid (Margrethe II)
Copenhagen, , Denmark
Born April 16, 1940 (81 years)
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Apr 16, 2016 02:57pm
InfoMargrethe Alexandrine �orhildur Ingrid
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

Margrethe Alexandrine �orhildur Ingrid, Her Majesty The Queen, became Queen of Denmark in 1972. HM Queen Margrethe II was born on 16 April 1940 at Amalienborg Palace as the daughter of King IX (d. 1972) and Queen Ingrid, born Princess of Sweden (d. 2000). The Queen�s motto is "God�s help, the love of The People, Denmark�s strength". HM The Queen was christened on 14 May 1940 in Holmens Kirke (the naval church) and confirmed on 1 April 1955 at Fredensborg Palace. The Act of Succession of 27 March 1953 gave women the right of succession to the Danish throne, but only secondarily. On the occasion of the accession to the throne on 14 January 1972, HM Queen Margrethe II became the first Danish Sovereign under the new Act of Succession. Please see this film cut, in which HM The Queen talks to Piet van Deurs about the accession to the throne in 1972. On 16 April 1958, the Heir Apparent, Princess Margrethe, was given a seat on the State Council, and the Heir Apparent subsequently chaired the meetings of the State Council in the absence of King Frederik IX. On 10 June 1967, the Heir Apparent married Henri Marie Jean Andr� Count of Laborde de Monpezat, who in connection with the marriage became HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark. The wedding ceremony took place in Holmens Kirke, and the wedding festivities were held at Fredensborg Palace. HRH Crown Prince Frederik Andr� Henrik Christian, born on 26 May 1968 and HRH Prince Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian, born on 7 June 1969. HM The Queen attended Zahles Skole during the years 1946-1955, from 1946 to 1949 as a private pupil at Amalienborg Palace. In the period 1955-1956, HM The Queen was a boarder at North Foreland Lodge, in Hampshire, England. Having received private lessons, Her Majesty graduated from Zahles Skole with the upper secondary examination certificate (language line) in 1959. Next followed the years from 1960 to 1965, when HM The Queen studied at universities in Denmark and other European countries. After having passed the examination in philosophy at Copenhagen University in 1960, HM The Queen studied archaeology in the period 1960-1961 (Diploma in Prehistoric Archaeology) at University of Cambridge. Her Majesty, subsequently, studied political science at Aarhus University in the period 1961-1962, at the Sorbonne in 1963 and at the London School of Economics in 1965. HM The Queen�s mother tongue is Danish. In addition, Her Majesty speaks French, Swedish, English and German.


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Husband Henri Marie Jean André Monpezat Jun 10, 1967-
Son Frederik André Henrik Christian of Denmark 1968-
Father Christian Frederik Franz Michael Carl Valdemar Georg (Frederik IX) 1899-1972
Grandfather Christian Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm (Christian X) 1870-1947
Great-Grandfather Frederik (Frederik VIII) 1843-1912
Grand Uncle Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel (Haakon VII) 1872-1957
1st Cousin Once Removed Alexander Edward Christian Frederik (Olav V) 1903-1991
2nd Cousin Harald (Harald V) 1937-
Grand Aunt Ingeborg Charlotte Caroline Frederikke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1878-1958
1st Cousin Once Removed Märtha Sofia Lovisa Dagmar Thyra 1901-1954
1st Cousin Once Removed Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra Bernadotte 1905-1935
2nd Cousin Albert Charles Léopold Axel Marie Gustave (Baudouin I) 1930-1993
2nd Cousin Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium 1927-2005
2nd Cousin Albert Félix Humbert Théodore Chrétien Eugène Marie Wettin (Albert II) 1934-
Great-Grandmother Louise Josephine Eugenie Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1851-1926
Grandmother Alexandrine Augustine Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg 1879-1952
Great-Grandmother Anastasia Mikhailovna Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1860-1922
Sister Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1946-
Mother Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta Glucksburg 1910-2000
Grandfather Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf Bernadotte (Gustaf VI Adolf) 1882-1973
Great-Grandfather Oscar Gustaf Adolf Bernadotte (Gustaf V) 1858-1950
Great-Grandmother Sophie Marie Viktoria Bernadotte (Queen Victoria) 1862-1930
Uncle Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund of Bernadotte 1906-1947
1st Cousin Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus of Bernadotte (Carl XVI Gustaf) 1946-
Uncle Bertil Gustaf Oskar Carl Eugén Bernadotte 1912-1997
Grandmother Margaret Victoria Charlotte Augusta Norah Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1882-1920
Great-Grandfather Arthur William Patrick Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1850-1942

  01/14/1972 Queen of Denmark Won 100.00% (+100.00%)