Queen Margrethe II is all set to create history as she will be the longest reigning and reigning Queen of Denmark.
The palace shared adorable pictures of Queen Margrethe, 82, aboard the Royal Ship Dannebrog, saying: “In mid-July the Queen will be the longest-reigning, reigning monarch in Denmark’s history.”
The Queen succeeded her father, Frederik IX, to the throne on 14 January 1972, making her the longest-reigning monarch in Danish history since the middle of the month.
The palace further stated that by now it was Christian IV, who was barely 11 years old, when he learned that his father had died in 1588 and that he had been elected king. He took the throne in August 1596 and then ruled until his death in February 1648 – that is, about 51 years and six months.
According to reports, Britain’s Queen Margrethe II and the late Queen Elizabeth II were third cousins, both royal ladies descended from Queen Victoria and King Christian IX of Denmark.