Denmark. Queen Margaret II has COVID-19, positive for coronavirus after funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of Denmark, 82-year-old Margaret II, who attended the funeral of British Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday, tested positive for COVID-19, the Danish royal court said. The monarch, who is Elizabeth II’s cousin, sat next to the coffin next to the Swedish royal couple during the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, opposite King Charles III.

The statement released on Wednesday did not provide information about the health of the Danish queen. It was only emphasized that Margaret II is currently at Fredensborg Palace in North Zealand and will not take part in the events planned for this week.

Margaret II, along with the heir to the Danish throne, Prince Frederick, attended the British funeral on Monday Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen of Denmark Margaret II at the funeral of Elizabeth IIGetty Images

Elizabeth II’s cousin was sitting near King Charles III

Due to her long 50-year reign, the Danish sovereign, who is Elizabeth II’s cousin, during the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, sat next to the coffin next to the Swedish royal couple, opposite King Charles III and the queen consort Camilla.

Queen Margaret II fell ill for the first time COVID-19 in February.

Margaret II (second from the left), together with the heir to the Danish throne, Prince Frederick, participated in the funeral of Elizabeth IIPAP / EPA / STR

Half a century of Margaret II on the throne

This year Małgorzata II celebrates her jubilee – the 50th anniversary of her accession to the throne. Due to the death of the British Queen, the celebrations were much more modest than originally planned. Margaret II is currently the longest-reigning monarch and the only woman remaining on the throne in Europe.

Małgorzata, now 82, was crowned on January 14, 1972 at the age of 31.

Queen Margaret II of Denmark celebrates the 50th anniversary of her accession to the throne PAP / EPA / MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN

Margaret II enjoys great sympathy among the Danes, although at the time of her accession to the throne, the monarchy enjoyed the support of only 45 percent of the Danish population. Today it is supported by as many as 80 percent of citizens. Małgorzata is credited with modernizing the institution of the monarchy, she is also valued for her apolitical nature and avoidance of scandals. He is also famous for his love of art.

The first in line to the Danish throne is Margaret’s 54-year-old son, Fryderyk.

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