The Royal House on Wednesday announced on its website that Danish Queen Margaret II tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday evening.
“HM The Queen tested positive for COVID-19 last evening and is now staying at Fredensborg Palace. The Queen’s activities have been canceled this week,” the royal family said in an official statement.
The 82-year-old Danish head of state tested positive for COVID-19 soon after returning from the state funeral of his third cousin Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday, China Daily reported.
Queen Margrethe II has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time this year.
Following the death of Britain’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is now Europe’s longest-serving monarch.
The 82-year-old has been serving the throne in Denmark for 50 years. She became a monarch at the age of 31 after the death of her father Frederick IX in 1972.
At the time of his accession to the throne, not many people supported the decision. However, it played an important role in the modernization and development of Denmark.
Born in Copenhagen in 1940, she was the eldest of three sisters. At the time of her birth, women did not have the right to take over the reins of the monarchy and the crown.
He completed his 50 years as a monarch in January this year but the ceremony was postponed till this weekend due to Covid-19.