Photos of the abdication of Margaret II and the proclamation of Frederick X as king of Denmark

Margaret’s golden carriage. Her abdication announcement on New Year’s Eve left Danes stunned, including her own family (NILS MEILVANG /)

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Image of Queen Margaret in the crowd
Image of Queen Margaret in the crowd (WOLFGANG RATTAY/)

Margaret II, who retains the title of queen and the role of interim regent, left the castle by car once the abdication was formalized, while the new kings held a small reception: it is known that the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, was among the guests. , and the presidents of the autonomous territories of Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Following Danish tradition, Frederiksen is in charge of proclaiming Frederick X king from the Christiansborg balcony, who will then give a short speech.

Red and white flags decorate the Danish capital for the occasion and the police presence has been reinforced
Red and white flags decorate the Danish capital for the occasion and the police presence has been reinforced (WOLFGANG RATTAY/)

There are no royal guests from other countries at the events, nor any coronation, but Federico will be accompanied by his younger brother, Prince Joaquín; and, to Mary, his older sister.

Many attendees wore crowns in Copenhagen
Many attendees wore crowns in Copenhagen (WOLFGANG RATTAY/)

The new kings will then tour the center of Copenhagen in a carriage to their residence in the Amalienborg palace complex, accompanied by thousands of Danes, who have been filling the streets since this morning.

The protocol will broadly reflect Denmark's succession tradition.  No foreign king is invited to the event and the sovereign, who does not wear a crown, will not literally sit on a throne
The protocol will broadly reflect Denmark’s succession tradition. No foreign king is invited to the event and the sovereign, who does not wear a crown, will not literally sit on a throne (RITZAU SCANPIX DENMARK/)

In Amalienborg, the so-called transfer of the royal standards is scheduled to take place later, at 5:00 p.m. local time: from the palace of Christian IX, residence of Margaret II, to that of Frederick VIII, where the new kings live with their four children.

In the city you could see banners with the queen's face and messages of gratitude.  In the subway, some signs said
In the city you could see banners with the queen’s face and messages of gratitude. On the subway, some signs said “Thanks for the ride, Margarita.” Others, “long live the King” (WOLFGANG RATTAY/)

The eldest of Frederick X and Mary’s children, Christian, 18, is from today the new crown prince in place of his father.

Margaret of Denmark
Queen Margaret II, 83, left her residence at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen to head by carriage to Christiansborg Palace, seat of government and parliament (RITZAU SCANPIX DENMARK/)

Margarita II, 83, unexpectedly announced her abdication in her New Year’s Eve speech, citing health problems due to a complicated back operation and the need to make way for the new generation.

Copenhagen police officer Peter Dahl said he hoped
Copenhagen police officer Peter Dahl said he expected “more than 100,000 people” on the streets (RITZAU SCANPIX DENMARK/)

Like the rest of the Scandinavian monarchies, in Denmark there is no tradition of abdicating – the previous precedent dates back almost 900 years -, and the queen herself had assured on several occasions that her position was “a lifelong duty.”

Margaret decided to abdicate exactly 52 years after taking over from her father, Frederick IX.
Margaret decided to abdicate exactly 52 years after taking over from her father, Frederick IX (RITZAU SCANPIX DENMARK/)

Both the monarchy and Margaret II and the new kings enjoy broad popular support, with figures greater than 70% for the institution and 80% for its most prominent members, according to the latest polls.

(Photos: via Reuters and AFP)
(Photos: via Reuters and AFP) (RITZAU SCANPIX DENMARK/)

Source-www.infobae.com