Jan 14, 2022
By Christine Ross
While Queen Elizabeth is set to celebrate 70 years on the throne in Britain, Denmark’s popular monarch Queen Margrethe is marking 50 years on the throne with low-key events.
Friday’s anniversary has been delayed until September due to the pandemic.
The 81-year-old, who speaks six languages, laid flowers on the grave of her parents at a cathedral west of Copenhagen, where Danish royals have been buried since 1559.
Earlier in the day, she met with the government and attended a reception at Parliament.
Margrethe is popular and has brushed off the idea of abdicating in favor of her son.
A 2014 poll showed that more than 80% of Danes support the monarchy.