Denmark. Basic History and Politics. Government. Became a Constitutional Monarchy in 1849 Queen Margrethe II Unicameral Parliament (Folketing) Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (Social Democrat). Government. Executive Branch: Monarch and P.M.
Basic History and Politics
Queen Margrethe II
Royal Consort Prince Henrik
Crown Prince Frederik
Crown Princess Mary
The Royal Couple reside at Amalianborg Palace.
The Royal Family uses the palace for three months in the spring and three months in the autumn. It is the setting for important celebrations.
Designed as the “country seat” for the Royal Family.
Traditionally the summer home for the Royal Family.
Traditionally the center for royal hunts, currently it is used for official lunches and other small gatherings.
Royal couple reside at the palace during the summer. It is not open to the public, but the gardens are open when the Queen is not in residence.
Located in the south of France, the Chateau belonged to R.C. Prince Henrik. It serves as a meeting place for the Danish royals and their French family members.
Prince Joachim took control of Schackenborg in 1995. As a wedding gift, the citizens of Denmark collected almost DKK 13 million to be used for restorations and renovations.
The yacht serves as private residence for the Queen when she is on official visits overseas.