With a stroke of a pen, Queen Margrethe ended her 52-year reign on Sunday, 14 January 2024.
At Queen Margrethe's residence, Christian IX's Palace, shortly after her abdication, the Royal Standard was taken down and the Flag of the Royal House was raised in its place, on Sunday, 14 January 2024.
King Carl XVI Gustaf congratulates King Frederik X in a telegram upon his accession to the throne on Sunday, 14 January 2024.
King Carl XVI Gustaf sent a telegram to Queen Margrethe II ahead of her abdication on Sunday morning, 14 January 2024
Thousands gathered at Amalienborg to see King Frederik, Queen Mary and their four children appear on the balcony of their residence, Frederik VIII's Palace, on Sunday, 14 January 2024.
See the official photos of King Frederik X's proclamation from the Throne Room at Christianborg Palace and the Hall of Knights at Frederik VIII's Palace.
Wellwishers who want to congratulate King Frederik and Queen Mary can write their message on one of the congratulatory lists at the Yellow Palace.
More details for the programme when Queen Margrethe II hands over the Danish throne to her son, King Frederik X, on Sunday, 14 January 2024.
Queen Margrethe made her final emotional public appearance as she travelled in the Gold Coach on Thursday, 4 January 2024, to attend her final New Year's Levée.
Queen Margrethe announces her abdication during this year's traditional New Year's Speech (Danish and English versions)