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Royal Nordic Families

There are three kingdoms in the Nordic countries: Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Denmark has a queen, and Sweden and Norway have a king.

Each Scandinavian royal family has its unique history, traditions, and contributions to their countries.

 The three Nordic countries are exciting places to experience royal monuments and palaces, such as Hamlets Kronborg Castle in Denmark, Drottningholm Castle in Sweden, and the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway.

Many other exciting royal attractions exist in Copenhagen in Denmark, Stockholm in Sweden, and Oslo in  Norway.


The Royal family in Sweden

The Swedish Monarchy is more than 1000 years old, and the current monarch in Sweden is HRH King Carl XVI Gustaf; he became King on 15 September 1973 after the death of his grandfather, Gustaf Vl Adolf.

Sweden was a kingdom in the 1st century. The monarch is no longer the commander-in-chief of the Swedish Armed Forces, but he has retained the honorary rank of a four-star admiral in the Swedish Army and Air Force.

Sweden became the first monarchy to change its succession rites so that the monarch's firstborn child was heir to the throne, regardless of gender. 

The Royal Palace, known as Stockholm Palace, is the King's official residence. The Palace is located on Stadsholmen in Stockholm, known as Gamla Stan, in Stockholm's national capital city.


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The Royal family in Denmark

The Kingdom of Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world. The first royal house of Denmark was established in the 10th century by a Viking king called Gorm the Old, and the Danish monarch is a descendant of the old Viking king.

Denmark is a constitutional monarchy, meaning the monarch cannot perform political acts independently. The Queen's main tasks are representing Denmark abroad and being a figurehead at home.

The Danish Royal Family and Monarchy is a famous institution in Denmark, and it is highly respected and supported by nearly all the Danes.

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A new King in Denmark in 2024

January 14th 2024, HRH Queen Margrethe ll abdicates and leaves the throne to her son, HRH Crown Prince Frederik, who becomes King Frederik the 10th.

Many Danes are proud of their queen and their royal monarchy. Queen Margrethe is hugely respected for her intellectual prowess and artistic abilities, including working as an illustrator and set designer at the Pantomime Theatre in Tivoli in Copenhagen.

The HRH Queen Margrethe II married a French diplomat, Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, now known as HRH Prince Henrik and they got two sons, HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Prince Joachim. 

Amalienborg Palace in Royal Copenhagen is the official residence of the Queen and King. Still, there are also other Palaces in Denmark where the royal family stayed during the year, such as Fredensborg Palace, Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus and Gråsten Palace.

Greenland also belongs to the Kingdom of Denmark.

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The Royal family in Norway

Norway is a constitutional, hereditary monarchy. According to the Constitution, executive power rests with the King. Still, the Council of the State governs as the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) has the power.

King Harald Fairhair initiated the Kingdom of Norway in the 9th century. The Kingdom of Norway obtained independence from Sweden in 1905.

Today in Norway, HRH King Harald V is King. He and his wife, HRH Queen Sonja, have two children, HRH Princess Märtha Louise and HRH Crown Prince Haakon, and they live in Oslo at the Royal Palace.

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