Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Your Majesty

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketHer Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turns 70 today.

She ascended the throne in January 1972, having succeeded her father Frederick IX at his death. In fact, Danish law had to be altered to allow for this eventuality; 1953's Act of Succession meant that then-Princess Margrethe would one day be queen in her own right. The previous queen, Margrethe I, ruled first Denmark, then Norway, and eventually Sweden under the Kalmar Union (which she founded) beginning in 1375 and until her death in 1412.

Trained as an archaeologist, Her Majesty is also a skilled painter, and speaks six languages; she studied at Girton College, Cambridge, Aarhus University, the Sorbonne, and the London School of Economics.
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