February 24, 2024

(CNN) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has introduced she’s going to abdicate her function on January 14, 2024 after a reign lasting greater than 5 many years.

Queen Margrethe will hand over the throne to her son Crown Prince Frederik, she stated in her conventional New 12 months’s Eve speech broadcast on Danish tv.

She cited a again surgical procedure in February 2023 as giving her ideas concerning the future and determined “now’s the precise time” to go the accountability to the following era.

“In two weeks time I’ve been Queen of Denmark for 52 years. Such an quantity will depart its mark on anyone – additionally on me! The time takes its toll, and the variety of “illnesses” will increase. One can’t undertake as a lot as one managed up to now,” she stated in her remarks.

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