Danish queen recovering from ‘extensive’ back surgery

Danish Queen Recovering From ‘Extensive’ Back Surgery Danish Queen Recovering From ‘Extensive’ Back Surgery
Queen Margrethe II attending a church service in Copenhagen Cathedral to mark the 50th anniversary of her accession to the throne on September 11 2022, © Ritzau Scanpix
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By Associated Press Reporter

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, whose half-century reign makes her Europe’s longest-serving monarch, has undergone “extensive back surgery” and the condition of the monarch “is good and stable under the circumstances”, the palace said.

The 82-year-old queen will remain in hospital “for some time to come”, and that will be followed by a period of convalescence and rehabilitation, according to the royal household.

Several official engagements have either been postponed, cancelled or are being handled by other members of the royal family.

The queen’s oldest son, heir to the throne Crown Prince Frederik, and his wife Crown Princess Mary will step in, as well as the queen’s sister Princess Benedikte, the palace said on Wednesday hours after the surgery.


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