Jan 14, 2024
By Kathy Hyde
Denmark’s Prime Minister proclaimed Frederik X as king, after his mother Queen Margrethe formally signed her abdication.
The 83-year old Margrethe is the first Danish monarch to voluntarily relinquish the throne in nearly 900 years.
Her son, 55-year old Frederik, was proclaimed king on the balcony of the palace in Copenhagen before thousands of onlookers.
Frederik’s 18-year old son Christian, is now Denmark’s crown prince and heir to the throne.