Queen Margrethe of Denmark gets Covid-19 after Queen Elizabeth’s funeral
Queen Margrethe of Denmark gets Covid-19 after Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

Queen Margrethe of Denmark gets Covid-19 after Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

FILE - Queen Margrethe of Denmark pays her respects at the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth after her death during her sitting at Westminster Hall in London, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.  The Danish royal palace said on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, that Margrethe, 82, had relinquished her official duties after Tuesday night's test.  she previously tested positive for the virus in February.  (John Sibley/Pool via AP, File)

Queen Margrethe II at the funeral on Monday (Image: AP)

Denmark’s 82-year-old queen has tested positive for Covid-19 after attending Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, the Danish royal palace has confirmed.

Queen Margrethe II, who has been on the throne for 50 years, has relinquished her official duties following Tuesday night’s test, an official statement said.

This is the second time he has had the virus this year, after another bout with the disease in February.

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The palace said at the time that the monarch, who has since become Europe’s longest-reigning monarch, had received three doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

Margrethe was among dignitaries from around the world attending Elizabeth’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday, but it is unclear when or where she contracted the virus.

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The half-century reign of the Danish monarch makes it the longest reigning monarch in Europe, following the death of the 96-year-old queen on September 8, who reigned for 70 years.

Out of respect for her British monarch counterpart, Margrethe has asked the court to alter plans for her own 50th birthday celebrations on September 10-11.

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Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden (left) and Queen Margrethe (right) with her son, Crown Prince Frederick (centre) (Image: Getty Images)
Margrethe II (third row from the front) tested positive on Tuesday (Image: AP)
It is unclear where and when Margrethe (front left) became infected (Image: Getty Images)
She was among a stream of dignitaries from around the world who attended the funeral (Image: PA)

Among the events he quickly scrapped was an appearance on the balcony of Amalienborg Palace to greet well-wishers and a horse-drawn carriage ride through the capital, Copenhagen.

Her eldest son and heir to the throne, Crown Prince Frederik, is expected to take Margrethe’s place, hosting a dinner with Danish government officials and MPs alongside his wife, Crown Princess Mary.

Queen Margrethe became Queen of Denmark on 15 January 1972, one day after her father, King Frederik IX, died following a short illness.

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