King Frederik X proclaimed on Christiansborg balcony

king frederik xPhoto: Hasse Nielsen ©

King Frederik X of Denmark has been proclaimed King from the balcony of Christiansborg Palace.

His mother, Queen Margrethe II, abdicated an hour ago after a reign of exactly 52 years.

King Frederik was proclaimed King by the Prime Minister and then gave a short address to the crowd below.

Following his speech, 3 x 27 shots were fired from the Sixtus Battery.

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