Monarchy of Denmark

monarchy of the Kingdom of Denmark
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The monarchy of Denmark is a constitutional institution and a historic office of the Kingdom of Denmark. The Kingdom includes Denmark and its territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.[1]

King of Denmark
Kongen af Danmark
Frederik X
since 14 January 2024
StyleHis Majesty
Heir apparentChristian, Crown Prince of Denmark
First monarchOngendus
(first king known by name)
Formation7th or 8th century
ResidenceAmalienborg Palace
WebsiteOfficial website
Official Facebook

Denmark has had absolute primogeniture since 2009.

The Danish Act of Succession[2] created on 27 March 1953 said that descendants from King Christian X and his wife, Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin cannot become king or queen, through approved marriages.

Current members



  1. Berend, Nora (22 November 2007). Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchy: Scandinavia, Central Europe and Rus' c.900–1200. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781139468367 – via Google Books.
  2. "ICL — Denmark — Succession to the Throne Act". Archived from the original on 30 May 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  3. "A Prince and a Princess are born". Archived from the original on 11 January 2011.
  4. "Kronprinsesse Mary har født". Archived from the original on 17 March 2011.