The Danish monarchy is a popular institution in Denmark and is one of the oldest in the world. The current monarch, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II, can trace her lineage back to the first Viking kings of Denmark over a thousand years ago. Denmark is a wonderful place to experience royal traditions, monuments, palaces and celebrations. Here are eight interesting facts about this family of royalties:
1. The Monarchy of Denmark is over 1,000 years old, dating back to the time of Vikings
The Danish royal family is one of the oldest monarchies that still exist in the world today. But, it is the second oldest one in Europe. The current Danish kingdom goes all the way back to the Viking rulers Gorm the Old and his son Harald Bluetooth. Gorm the Old ruled in the 10th century.