Queen of Denmark Birthday

President of India Greets Queen of Denmark on her Birthday

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his greetings and felicitations to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, the Queen of the Kingdom of Denmark on her birthday which falls on April 16. Queen 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 Forces.

Queen Margrethe II ascended the throne on the death of her father, King Frederick IX, on 14 January 1972. On her accession, Queen Margrethe II became the first female monarch of Denmark since Margrethe I, ruler of the Scandinavian countries in 1375‒1412, during the Kalmar Union.

Birthday of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is celebrated on April 16. It is not a public holiday in Denmark, but the Queen typically makes an appearance, and some events are held to celebrate the monarch.Princess Margrethe was born on April 16, 1940 to Crown Prince Frederick (future King Frederick IX of Denmark) and Princess Ingrid. On April 1947, Kind Christian X died and her father succeeded to the throne.

The royal couple had three daughters at the time, and it was clear that Queen Ingrid would have no more children. It was decided to change the constitution so that Princess Margrethe would be able to inherit the throne. The new Act of Succession was accepted in 1953.

In 1967, Margrethe married count Hernri de Laborde de Monpezat, a French diplomat. On January 14, 1972 her father died and she ascended the throne, becoming the first female Danish sovereign. Her main tasks as the Danish monarch are to be a unifying figurehead at home and to represent the country abroad.

On her birthday, the Queen usually appears either on her balcony at Amalienborg Palace (the winter residence of the royal family) or outside the Marselisborg Palace (the summer residence of the royal family) depending on where she has decided to spend her holiday.

In his message, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in extending warm greetings and felicitations to Your Majesty on the occasion of Your Majesty’s Birthday.

Your Majesty’s commitment to and contribution in promoting friendly relations between Denmark and India is highly appreciated. I am confident that our two Governments will continue to work for further strengthening these close ties for the mutual benefit of our peoples.

I would also like to convey to Your Majesty my best wishes for your good health and well-being for the continued progress and prosperity of the friendly people of the Kingdom of Denmark”.


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