Rabbit Trail: King Christian and the Monarchy
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Did King Christian really ride through the streets on horseback? Read this article and find out.
Christian X: Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47) who symbolized the nation's resistance to the German occupation during World War II. The eldest son of the future King Frederick VIII and Louise of Sweden and Norway, Christian became chief of the royal guard in 1898 and married Alexandrine of
The current monarchy of Denmark is led by Queen Margrethe II. You can read about her and the rest of the royal family below.
Margrethe Alexandrine Þorhildur Ingrid, Her Majesty The Queen, became Queen of Denmark in 1972. Margrethe II was born on 16 April 1940 at Amalienborg Palace as the daughter of King Frederik IX (d. 1972) and Queen Ingrid, born Princess of Sweden (d. 2000)
The royal family makes up the Royal Danish House, which has existed more than 1000 years. Read more about Her Majesty The Queen and the other members of the royal family in Denmark