King Frederik: Tens of thousands attend the succession ceremony

A historic occasion for the nation, tens of thousands of individuals gathered to witness King Frederik X ascend to the throne of Denmark. With a suppressed sob, monarch Frederik declared to the applause of the populace outside Christiansborg Castle his aspiration to one day attain the title of "a unifying monarch."

Additionally, he lauded his mother, who had formally relinquished the throne an hour prior, bringing an exact 52nd reign to an end.

Since over 800 years ago, she is the first Danish monarch to voluntarily abdicate.

On Sunday, despite the succession being billed as a low-key event, a sea of people congregated outside Christiansborg Castle to observe it.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen proclaimed Frederik the Tenth King of Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands during a ceremony held on the veranda of the palace and during.

During his inaugural address to the populace, monarch Frederik declared that he has devoted his entire life to the mission of becoming "the unifying monarch of tomorrow." "I've undertaken this responsibility with pride, esteem, and delight." Furthermore, his mother will perpetually be regarded as a "extraordinary" regent, he continued.

While King Frederik was taking in the joyful show, he appeared to be moved by the sight of the crowd and wiped away a tear. This occurred while he was taking in the scene.

On the balcony, he was accompanied by his four children, one of them was Crown Prince Christian, who was 18 years old at the time and was the heir apparent to the throne. When he stepped down, his children followed him.

When King Frederik and his wife, Queen Consort Mary, who was born in Australia, exchanged a passionate hug, the audience responded with clapping and cheers. Queen Consort Mary was born in Australia.

Queen Margarethe, the sole surviving female sovereign in the world, was farewelled by masses that lined the city's thoroughfares. On New Year's Eve, the 83-year-old announced her unprecedented decision to resign via live television.

She disclosed in the broadcast that the decision was reached after some introspection subsequent to undergoing back surgery in early 2023.

"The surgical procedure inexorably prompted contemplation of the future - whether the time had come to delegate the responsibility to the succeeding generation," she explained, expressing gratitude to the Danish people for their unwavering support throughout the years.

She will maintain the title of Queen, whereas the monarch's spouse will maintain the title of Queen Consort.

The oldest monarchy in Europe is currently ruled by King Frederik, who is 55 years old and governs over the country.

In their departure notes, the British monarch, King Charles, and the Queen Consort, Camilla, expressed their gratitude to Queen Margarethe for her "many years of devotion" to Denmark. They also extended their best wishes to the next king.

In Tasmania, the place where Queen Consort Mary was born and where King Frederik and Queen Consort Mary also had their first encounter, celebrations were conducted at the Slip Inn tavern in Sydney. These celebrations were also held in other sites around Australia.