Queen Margrethe serving as Regent in Denmark

Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset ©

Queen Margrethe may have abdicated the throne last month, but she is now serving as acting head of state while her son, King Frederik, is on holiday with his family.

Queen Margrethe is Regent in Denmark while the King, Queen Mary, Crown Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine are on holiday in Switzerland.

Denmark requires that there always be an acting head of state in the country, and only certain people are allowed to serve in that role. As the former reigning monarch, Margrethe is one of the few with the honour.

Usually, the heir who is of age, will serve as Regent, but since he is also on holiday with the family, the responsibility falls to his grandmother. Christian served as Regent at the beginning of February while the King was on a business promotion trip to Poland.

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