COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark’s new King Frederik X visited the Danish parliament Monday, on his first formal day on the job, a day after his mom, Queen Margrethe, abdicated after 52 years on the throne.
“We start our accountable work as Denmark’s king within the perception that the Danish parliament will meet us in joint work for the great of the dominion,” the king stated via Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. As is custom, the monarch doesn’t converse on to lawmakers so Frederiksen learn his speech. The king referred to himself as “we” utilizing what is named the majestic plural.
Søren Gade, the Speaker of Parliament, stated to Frederik that “I’ve nice confidence that he might be a wonderful king for us all. And by his aspect has a wonderful queen.” Sitting subsequent to the king was his Australian-born spouse, Queen Mary.
Frederik, 55, and Mary, 51, arrived on the Folketing in a royal limousine and have been greeted by Gade and senior lawmakers.
Margrethe stood on the high of the steps to the Christiansborg Palace and noticed her son and daughter-in-law arrive.
Inside, the royals sat on the royal balcony overlooking the 179-member Folketinget meeting. Frederik was smiling as he sat on the primary row subsequent to Mary and their oldest son, Crown Prince Christian who is eighteen. Margrethe sat behind them.
The greater than one-hour go to throughout which Frederik met lawmakers, included members of the far-left celebration, the Unity Record, which is against the monarchy however stood up because the royals entered the room.
“We all the time take part in conferences within the Folketing, that’s the reason we have been there right now,” stated Rosa Lund, a senior member of the Unity Record. Nonetheless, the small celebration’s lawmakers abstained from attending a reception for the brand new king that adopted the temporary session within the meeting as a result of they’re republicans, Lund stated.
On Sunday, huge crowds cheered as Frederik and Mary appeared on the balcony of the Christiansborg Palace, which homes the parliament and different establishments.
Frederik was proclaimed king by Frederiksen shortly after Margrethe had signed her abdication throughout a gathering with the federal government on the Christiansborg Palace on Sunday.
The prime minister learn the proclamation 3 times, which is the custom, as Frederik stood beside her wore a ceremonial army uniform adorned with medals. He was then joined on the balcony by Mary and the couple’s 4 youngsters. The large crowd on parliament sq. spontaneously sang the nationwide anthem.
An estimated 300,000 folks took half in Sunday’s celebrations, Danish cellphone operator “3” stated Monday, citing information from phone masts situated within the space across the Christiansborg Palace, a close-by sq. and the royal residence of Amalienborg Palace.
Danish railways DSB stated that there have been greater than 230,000 vacationers on the Copenhagen community on Sunday, Danish broadcaster DR stated.
When Margrethe grew to become queen in 1972, she additionally visited parliament the day after she was acclaimed.