January 16, 2024
On December 31, Queen Margrethe II announced her abdication in her New Year’s speech. According to her decision, her son, Prince Frederik, assumed the leadership of the Danish royal family. During the Council of State meeting on January 14, 2024, Queen Margrethe II officially signed the declaration of her abdication, and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen proclaimed Prince Frederik as King Frederik X from the balcony of Christianborg Palace.
On behalf of our Captain General and Grand Master of the Order of Vitéz, Joseph Karl von Habsburg-Lorraine, Archduke of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary, the officers and all members of the Order, best wishes are extended to Denmark’s new king and his family.