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Denmark Facts

Denmark is one of the oldest states in Europe and the oldest kingdom in the world. The current monarch, Queen Margrethe II - who became regnant in April 1972 - can also point to the oldest lineage in Europe, dating back to early 900 AD and Viking King Gorm. The Queen is very popular among Danes and visitors alike. During major royal festivals thousands of people gather in the square in front of Amalienborg Castle to wave flags and cheer for the Queen and her family.

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Historians believe that before the arrival of the precursors to the Danes, who came from the east Danish islands (Zealand) and Skåne and spoke an early form of North Germanic, most of Jutland and the nearest islands were settled by Jutes. They were later invited to Great Britain as mercenaries by Brythonic King Vortigern and were granted the southeastern territories of Kent, the Isle of Wight among other areas, where they settled. They were later absorbed or ethnically cleansed by the invading Angles and Saxons, who formed the Anglo-Saxons. The remaining population in Jutland assimilated in with the Danes.

A short note[24] about the Dani in "Getica" by historian Jordanes is believed by some[who?] to be an early mention of the Danes,[25] one of the ethnic groups from whom the modern Danish people are descended. The Danevirke defence structures were built in phases from the 3rd century forward,[26] and the sheer size of the construction efforts in 737 are attributed to the emergence of a Danish king.[26] The new runic alphabet was first used around the same time, and Ribe, the oldest town of Denmark, was founded about 700

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Margrethe in May 2010

Queen of Denmark

Reign14 January 1972 – present

PredecessorFrederick IX

Heir apparentFrederik, Crown Prince of Denmark

Prime Ministers

Crown Prince Frederik
Prince Joachim

Full name

Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid

HouseHouse of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[1]

FatherFrederick IX

MotherIngrid of Sweden

Born(1940-04-16) 16 April 1940 (age 72)
Amalienborg Palace, Denmark

ReligionChurch of Denmark

Danish Royal Family

Margrethe II (Danish pronunciation: [mɑˈɡ̊ʁæːˀd̥ə]), sometimes anglicised as Margaret II (full name: Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid; born 16 April 1940) is the Queen regnant of Denmark. As the eldest child of King Frederick IX and Ingrid of Sweden, she succeeded her father upon his death on 14 January 1972. On her accession, she became the first female monarch of Denmark since Margaret I, ruler of the Scandinavian countries in 1375–1412 during the Kalmar Union.

Magrethe was born in 1940, but did not become heiress presumptive until 1953, when a constitutional amendment allowed women to inherit the throne (after it became clear that King Frederick was unlikely to have any male issue). In 1967, she married Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, with whom she has two sons: Crown Prince Frederik (born 1968) and Prince Joachim (born 1969


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