It's a blatant lie: Queen Margrethe is not abdicating
“Her Royal Highness is waiting to take over the title as the current reigning monarch, Queen Margrethe, 74, prepares to pass on the baton to her graceful daughter-in-law due to ill health,” wrote the Australian gossip magazine Women’s Day, on Monday.
Not only is the Danish Queen in, quote, “ill health”, she is also abdicating very soon — actually, the royal house will make the huge announcement in a matter of weeks, the gossip magazine claims after allegedly hearing it from the palace.
But that story is total fiction, if you ask the Danish Royal Court’s Communications and Press Secretary, Lene Balleby.
“Nothing in that story is true,” Balleby explains to the Danish news media TV 2, adding: “The Queen has no plans of abdicating and is also in great shape.”
So to the Australians — mainly Women’s Day — who are counting on Crown Princess Mary to succeed her mother-in-law very soon, there’s not much more to say than “hold your horses!” After all, it seems Queen Margrethe has no plans of giving up her post to our favourite Aussie just yet.