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The Queen and the Royal Family

The Danish monarchy is over 1000 years old turning Denmark into the second oldest continuously ruled kingdom in the world. The first monarch was Gorm the Old (d. 958) King Gorm who was a king of Denmark back in 10th century and probably died in 958a.c.

Originally the monarchy was elective, but in practice the eldest son of the reigning monarch was elected.

The fact that Denmark is a Royal Kingdom can nowadays obviously be seen as something of an anachronism

But by most Danes the royal family is regarded as a somewhat amusing and colouring element in an otherwise boring and trivial everyday life.

Amalienborg with visitors
Visitors at Amalienborg – The house of the Queen

And maybe the European Union and disapearing family values are the reasons why some Danes love their Queen, Queen Margrethe II, and the royal family, as symbols on those old lost values: the nation and the family.

You will always be able to find a lot of hullabaloo and gossip about the Royal Family in some of the danish coloured magazines.

The Queen and the Royal Family also has their own homepage where you will be able to find further information and pictures

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Published : 1. December 2003 - (Read 375 times)



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