King Charles Shares Rare Personal Message Celebrating the End of an Era

He even used a personal sign-off

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King Charles released a rare personal statement to celebrate the end of an era for the Kingdom of Denmark

This week, the 75-year-old monarch posted a slideshow of photos on the royal family’s official Instagram account. The statement congratulated King Frederik X for ascending the Danish throne following the 52-year reign of his mother, Queen Margrethe II (aka Queen Mary).

In the post, King Charles referenced his wife, Queen Camilla. He wrote, “My wife joins me in writing to convey our very best wishes on the day of your accession to the throne of the Kingdom of Denmark.”

He also thanked the Danish royal family for attending his coronation back in May 2023. “I was delighted that Your Majesties were able to attend our Coronation last year and I much look forward to future opportunities to celebrate the close connection that unites our countries and our families,” he continued. 

King Charles personally signed the message with “Charles R.” (“R” stands for “Rex,” which is the Latin word for king.)

The post’s caption read, “A message from His Majesty The King to Their Majesties King Frederik X and Queen Mary on the day of their accession to the throne of the Kingdom of Denmark.” The royal family also wrote a Danish translation of the caption.

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Queen Margrethe announced her abdication on New Year’s Eve by releasing a live address where she referenced the back surgery she underwent back in February 2023. While the public was surprised by the announcement, many were pleased that she stepped down of her own free will. (Fun fact, she’s the first monarch in nearly 900 years to voluntarily give up the throne.)

Wishing all the best for King Frederik X as he begins this next chapter. 

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