She has faced a tumultuous week after announcing she would strip her grandchildren of their royal titles days ago.
But it is far from the first time Queen Margarethe of Denmark, 82, has had the eyes of the world upon her, following a very colourful life during her 50 years on the throne.
Born on April 16, 1940, a week after the start of Nazi ‘s occupation of Denmark, the infant princess became a symbol of hope to many Danes in the war years.
She ascended to the throne in 1972, enjoyed a long career as an artist and production designer, and has grown in popularity in the country with her straight-talking New Year speeches.
And the persona of the fun-loving Queen is a far-cry from the stiff upper lip that’s often associated with monarchy and she is regularly pictured eating, smoking, and in bold, vibrant outfits.
However her 50 years on the throne have not been without controversy – her husband Henrik refused to be buried alongside his wife, and she raised eyebrows when she said living in Denmark did not ‘make you Danish.’
Queen Margarethe of Denmark, 82, has led a very colourful life during her 50 years on the throne (pictured today)
Queen Margrethe (pictured in blue) made the decision to strip princely titles from Prince Nikolai (left), Prince Felix (second from left), Prince Henrik (right) and Princess Athena (second from right).Also pictured: Prince Joachim and Princess Marie
Margrethe and her two sisters grew up in apartments at Frederick VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg in Copenhagen and in Fredensborg Palace in North Zealand.
She spent summer holidays with the royal family in her parents’ summer residence at Gråsten Palace in Southern Jutland.
On 20 April 1947, King Christian X died and Margrethe’s father ascended the throne as King Frederick IX.
According to Hello!, in the biography Three Sisters, Princess Magrarethe grew up having a ‘bad temper’ and ‘once bit her sister Benedikte on the arm’.
According to Hello!, Bocoran Slot Gacor Malam Ini in the biography Three Sisters, Princess Margarethe grew up having a ‘bad temper’ and ‘once bit her sister Benedikte on the arm’
In 1953, the Danish Constitution was changed following a referendum in which more than 85% of participants voted to allow female succession.
Previously, the Danish throne had descended only through the male line, but the rise of feminism and the fact that Frederik and Swedish-born Quee.
Meanwhile, Celebrity Net Worth lists her net worth at around £37million.
Around £183,750 per month is reportedly given to the Queen’s children. Crown Prince Frederik receives the largest amount of this money, of which 10 per cent is given to his wife, Princess Mary.
Despite enjoying a long marriage of 50 years, her relationship with Henrik was plagued with controversy. Henrik stunned Danes by saying he felt he had been pushed aside in his own home by his wife
Queen Margrethe was thought to have enjoyed a close relationship with her sons and their families (pictured with Crown Prince Frederik in 2011)