Danish palace shares disappointing news after Queen Margrethe's back surgery

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Queen Margrethe has postponed a number of summer events following her back surgery in February.

The Danish monarch, 82, is expected to return to her official duties next month, but the latest statement from the palace says her schedule will be less busy than usual while she continues the rehabilitation process. Learn more about Margrethe and the other monarchs of Europe in this clip…

The Queen's summer cruise with the Royal Ship Dannebrog to Bornholm, Ertholmene and Halsnæs has been postponed until 2024 because of her surgery. A city visit to Allerød, which was scheduled to take place in May, has also been postponed to autumn 2023.

The statement added that this year's late summer tour to Vordingborg Municipality, Randers Municipality and Fredericia Municipality will be carried out as planned.

However, some parts of the cruise will still go ahead. Queen Margrethe is set to board Royal Yacht Dannebrog at Holmen on 2 May 2023 to mark the start of its sailing season. She will travel from Copenhagen to Elsinore where the yacht will tour Kronborg Castle before making its return to the Danish capital.

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Crown Prince Frederik has been acting as Queen Margrethe's regent while she recovers
Crown Prince Frederik has been acting as Queen Margrethe's regent while she recovers

While Queen Margrethe has been recovering from her back surgery, her eldest son and heir, Crown Prince Frederik, has been acting as her regent.

Last week, the Danish palace confirmed a move for Margrethe's youngest son, Prince Joachim, and his wife, Princess Marie.

The couple are set to move to the US from Paris, where Joachim will "take up a new position under the Ministry of Defense as defense industry attaché at the Danish Embassy in Washington DC, where the Prince, as Denmark's representative, will in the coming years help to strengthen the defense industry cooperation with the USA and Canada".

The prince and princess will be joined in Washington by their two children – Count Henrik, 13, and Countess Athena, 11.

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