Queen Margrethe acts as head of state

Queen Margrethe acts as head of state



fullscreen Queen Margrethe of Denmark. Archive image. Photo: Ida Marie Odgaard/Ritzau Scanpix Via AP/TT

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe, who abdicated in January and handed the throne to her son Frederik, has stepped in as head of state for the first time, reports the Danish newspaper BT

This is because King Frederik, Queen Mary, Crown Prince Christian and other children in the royal family traveled on winter holidays.

Namely, Queen Margrethe has the role of head of state, which means that she becomes temporary head of state when the king and crown prince are unable to do so.