The Queen Margaret of Denmark celebrated this friday 50 years on the throne of one of the oldest monarchies in Europe, although some of the planned festivities were postponed to September due to the pandemic. In 2019, after completing an intense agenda within the framework of his official visit to the Argentine Republic, Margarita II chose the province of Jujuy to spend two days off on a private trip that was reflected on the social networks of the Royal House.
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Although there were some celebrations this Friday in Copenhagen, the jubilee events scheduled for Saturday were postponed, including Margarita’s greeting to thousands of enthusiasts in front of the balcony of the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, a parade through the capital in a carriage, a gala performance at the Royal Theater and a festive banquet.
January 14 1972, his father, King Frederick IX, died after a short illness. The next day Margarita, still red-eyed from crying, stood on the balcony of the Christiansborg Castle in the center of the city and it was proclaimed queen at 31 in front of a crowd.
MARGRETHE II, FROM DENMARK TO PURMAMARCA
Throughout her reign, the monarch has toured her country widely and has made many trips abroad, including South America, Argentina and her remembered visit to Jujuy.
It was the month of March 2019 when the Danish delegation arrived in the country led by His Majesty and made up of government officials and a delegation of businessmen, all of whom participated in an intense agenda of meetings to deepen the institutional and commercial ties between Denmark and Argentina.
Once the official program is completed, the Queen traveled to Jujuy to see the Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared by UNESCO Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity in 2003. Installed in the colorful Purmamarca, also visited the summer village of Tilcarareceived members of the danish collectivity of the region, toured museums, at a reception in his honor he made contact with local artists and during his walks through the spectacular landscapes he took photographs in which she is invariably in high spirits.
WHO IS QUEEN MARGARET?
When he has a break from his royal duties, Margaret, currently the second longest reigning monarch in Europe after Queen Elizabeth II, usually paints, draws and illustrates books, too creates textiles for the church and embroideries. Has created costumes and scenery for various ballets in Tivoli Gardens, the amusement park in the center of Copenhagen.
Born on April 16, 1940, a week after the Nazi occupation of Denmark began during World War II, the little princess became a symbol of hope for many Danes during the war years.
But it took a vote to make her queen. In 1953 the Danish Constitution was changed after a referendum in which more than 85% of the participants voted in favor of a female succession.
Previously the Danish throne had been inherited solely by a male line of succession, but the rise of feminism and the fact that Frederick and the Swedish-born queen Ingrid had only three daughters changed public opinion.
Among other activities carried out this Friday for her anniversary, the monarch attended a reception in Parliament.
“You are a moral compass,” he said. Henrik Dam Kristensen, President of the Danish Parliament in a speech.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen He commented that letting Margaret be queen “was an excellent choice.”
The Danish Constitution does not give Margaret real political power, but she she is clearly versed in the law and knows the content of the legislation she is required to sign.
“My main and most important task is to be queen of Denmark and head of state”he said in a recent television interview. “But I’m also grateful to be able to express myself artistically.”
One of his most recent projects is collages for a movie from the Danish Academy Award-winning director Bille August, who adapts a story about a fairy tale kingdom. The film is expected to be released in 2023.
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The Margaret’s popularity has increased in part because of his direct manner of speaking in his annual televised speeches, where He has talked about being less “selfish”, integrating foreigners or combating loneliness.
In 2014, 82% of the participants in a poll said they did not agree with abolishing the monarchy.
A decade ago, celebrating her 40th anniversary on the throne, Margaret reflected on her role and the future of the Danish monarchy, saying, “You don’t work to keep a job, you work to keep your country.”
“You give your life to your country,” he said. On several occasions, Margarita has rejected the idea that she should abdicate in favor of her 52-year-old son, Federico.
With information from the Associated Press