The media has a little bit of a royalty obsession. Watching the monarchy has become an international pastime; we squeal with every new baby, judge the latest addition to the family tree, and theorise about their net worth and their swanky royal palaces.
But aside from the photos of the current events, royal family gossip, and other assorted pieces of glamour and glitz—there’s a lot more to the royal families than you may think.
Today, let’s get the inside scoop on an overlooked family of nobility: the Danish royal family.
Who Are The Members Of Denmark’s Royal Family?
Before we get into a discussion about the latest Danish royal news, it might be a good idea to know who’s who when it comes to Danish royals:
The King And Queen Of Denmark
Queen Margrethe II: succeeded her father, King Frederick IX.
Prince Henrik: late husband of Queen Margrethe.
The Crown Prince And Princess
Crown Prince Frederik: the Queen’s firstborn son.
Crown Princess Mary: the Queen's daughter-in-law.
Prince Christian: the first son.
Princess Isabella: the first daughter.
Prince Vincent: the second son, twins with Princess Josephine.
Princess Josephine: the second daughter, twins with Prince Vincent.
The Second Prince and Princess
Prince Joachim: the Queen’s second son.
Princess Marie: the Queen’s daughter-in-law.
Prince Nikolai: the first son (child from a previous marriage).
Prince Felix: the second son (child from a previous marriage).
Prince Henrik: the third son (with Princess Marie).
Princess Athena: the first daughter (with Princess Marie).
How Are The Danish Royals Received By The Press?
Some people believe that modern royals are pointless in today’s globally interconnected society. Other less cynical people think that they are important apolitical figures that help unite the nation in times of crisis.
What makes the Danish royal family a little more down-to-earth than other royals is that they’re very much aware of how much they are subject to public opinion. They’re easy to reach via official channels and show delight in using their status for the greater good like charity work and international relations. Talk about having good PR!
What’s The Latest In Danish Royal News?
Now we’ve gotten acquainted with the Danish royal family, here’s what they’ve been up to lately:
Queen Margarethe just recently celebrated her 79th birthday at Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus. She usually celebrates her birthdays at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, but since Easter of this year also falls on her birthday week, she spent it at Marselisborg.
She usually makes a public appearance to the Danish public on every one of her birthdays, as she’s the second-longest-reigning Danish monarch, having been Queen for over 47 years.
Meanwhile, new photos of Prince Henrik were released on time for his 10th birthday, further cementing His Cuteness in hearts all around the world. Taken by his mother Princess Marie, these adorable pictures show the inquisitive nature of the little tyke.
Judging from the grin that’s present in almost all his royal pictures, Prince Henrik seems to be growing up into a fine and happy lad!
While Denmark’s royal family does tend to keep to itself, that might just be their preference in a world where royals are constantly being stalked by paparazzi. Maybe they just want their privacy like everyone else, and there’s nothing wrong with that!
Tune in for more!
And there’s a little primer on who to pay attention to in the Danish royal family and what they’ve been up to lately! If you want to follow them online, you can always check out the royal forums, or Kongehuset, which is the official online resource of the Danish royal family.