Here is a video from 1972, when she was named the ruling monarch of Denmark..... Even if you don't understand the language, watch the video and listen for one thing... the traditional Danish HURRA HURRA HURRA....... and look at the number of people gathered in front of Amalienborg Castle to welcome her as their new queen.
Even then she was already a Royal Leader OF THE PEOPLE.... and she has continued to be just that through the last 40 years.
And that is evident in how the people of Denmark showed up this weekend to congratulate her on this important day and to THANK HER for her service to Denmark and the Danish people....
I do love being an American.... but I have to admit... living in a country with a Monarchy is a pretty cool thing---especially when the members of that Monarchy are so accessible to the people.The Danish Monarchy has existed for more than 1000 years and is one of the oldest in the world, and in my opinion, that is an incredibly cool thing!
TILLYKKE MED din 40-års Jubilæum,
Dronning Margrethe 2!
And just a bit more info for you...
and the king that will follow Frederik is this guy:
His Royal Highness Prince Christian. Again, pretty cool, huh?