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  • Queen Margrethe II
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  • Margrethe II is the Queen of Denmark. She is also the supreme authority of the Church of Denmark and Commander-in-Chief of the Danish Defence. Born into the House of Glücksburg, a royal house with origins in Northern Germany, she was the eldest child of Frederick IX of Denmark and Ingrid of Sweden. She succeeded her father upon his death on 14 January 1972, having become heir presumptive to her father in 1953, when a constitutional amendment allowed women to inherit the throne. On her accession, Margrethe became the first female monarch of Denmark since Margaret I, ruler of the Scandinavian kingdoms in 1375–1412 during the Kalmar Union. In 1967, she married Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, with whom she has two sons: Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim. She has been on the Danish throne for years, becoming the second-longest-reigning Danish monarch after her ancestor Christian IV.
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  • Predecessor
    Frederick IX
  • Heir apparent
    Crown Prince Frederik
  • Born
    Apr 16, 1940, Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, German-occupied Denmark
  • Issue, Detail
    Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Joachim
  • House
    Glücksburg
  • Father
    Frederick IX of Denmark
  • Mother
    Ingrid of Sweden
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