Message from King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix on the occasion of the abdication of Queen Margrethe of Denmark

"Today, after 52 years, Denmark has a new head of state. It is with warmth and affection that we honour Queen Margrethe for her unconditional commitment and extraordinary dedication to her country. We look forward to meeting King Frederik X and Queen Mary in their new roles and will continue to cherish the deep friendship between the Netherlands and Denmark."

Enlarge image Abdication of Queen Margrethe of Denmark
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Queen Margrethe and Prince Frederik.