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Queen Margrethe II to Make History as Longest-Reigning Monarch of Denmark

In an exciting turn of events, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is about to etch her name into the history books.

At the young age of 82, her reign surpassed all her predecessors, making her the longest-sitting monarch in Denmark’s rich history.

The majestic Royal Ship Dannebrog recently hosted Queen Margrethe, and the palace shared heartwarming photos, announcing the upcoming historic moment.

“In mid-July, Her Majesty the Queen will be the longest-sitting, reigning monarch in the history of Denmark,” the statement read.

Stepping into her role as Queen on January 14, 1972, following her father, Frederik IX, Queen Margrethe has tirelessly served her nation for over five decades.

Every day, she has written a remarkable story of leadership and dedication.

Looking back at the annals of Danish history, the previous record-holder for the longest reign was King Christian IV.

He was merely 11 years old when he ascended to the throne in 1596, and he ruled until his passing in 1648, an impressive reign of approximately 51 years and six months.

As an intriguing historical tidbit, it’s fascinating that Queen Margrethe II and the late Queen Elizabeth II of Britain were third cousins, descendants of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX of Denmark, forging a unique bond between the two royal families.

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