Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark

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Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark Gender: F
Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid
born on 16 April 1940 at 10:10 (= 10:10 AM )
Place Copenhagen, Denmark, 55n40, 12e35
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: De Marre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 26°14' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°37 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 26°23'

Queen of Denmark Margrethe II
photo: Aalborg Stift / Casper Tybjerg, license cc-by-2.0


Danish royal family, the Queen of Denmark, an artist and archaeologist. The oldest daughter of King Frederick IX who had no sons, she became heir apparent in 1953 upon her father's death, 1/15/1972, making her the queen of Denmark at age 32. Her succession was contingent upon the vote of the citizens of Denmark to change their constitution's provision for male only succession.

Raised with the privileges of a royal childhood, Margrethe studied politics, economics and archaeology at five different colleges including The University of Copenhagen, University of Aarhus, Cambridge University and various colleges in Paris and London. After qualifying as an archaeologist, she married French diplomat Comte Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, who afterward became known as Prince Henrik, in 1967. They had two sons, Frederick in 1969 and Joachim in 1970. Male succession returns to the Danish throne upon her death, with Prince Frederick heir apparent.

Though the highly educated Queen has a degree in archaeology and speaks five languages, her passion is art. Among Her Majesty's many talents are embroidery, painting on porcelain, illustrating the Danish edition of Tolkien's "The Trilogy of the Rings" and designing and painting sets for the Royal Danish Ballet. On a more literary note, she and Prince Henrik have translated Simone Beauvoir into Danish.

On her first state visit to the US in 1991, she exhibited many of her own works of art at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. She was a shy, quiet young woman and informal while in private, known to her friends as "Daisy." Immensely popular among her people, on her 50th birthday, the Danish press proclaimed the celebration "a tribute to the champion of queens." Regarding Her Majesty's place in history, she claims, "I hope people will remember me as one who did her best - and who wasn't an anachronism."

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  • Relationship : Marriage 1967 (Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1969 (Son born)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1970 (Son born)
  • Work : Gain social status 15 January 1972 (Crowned queen of Denmark)
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  • Social : Begin Travel 1991 (State visit to U.S.)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1991 at 12:00 midnight in Washington, DC (Art exhibited at National Gallery)

Source Notes

Luc de Marre writes "official bulletin, issued by the Royal Court on the day, and quotes by Sven Svensson, leading Danish astrologer in 'Dynamic Astrol,' 1983, p.111. He explicitly states that the time was Danish National time=MET." (Asc 26 Can 44).

(Formerly, Reynolds quotes Ebertin for 10:00 AM, MEWT, April 10, 1940. Paul Mahler Dam in MH January 19 84 gave 10:10 AM by Danish Court, "which has been corrected back to 10:04 AM. He writes, "Official time may have been 10:00 AM, but wartime presented many problems in the records.")


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Studied @ five colleges, degree in archaeology)
  • Traits : Personality : Loved by all (Immensely popular)
  • Traits : Personality : Shy (Shy, quiet, informal)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Heavy chain-smoker)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Privleges of royal childhood)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First born)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (No brothers, all sisters)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Son to become King of Denmark)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Queen of Denmark)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Stressful work
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Embroidery, porcelain painting, illustrator)
  • Vocation : Art : Stage/ Set design (Royal Danish Ballet)
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Archaeology)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Translated deBeauvoir into Danish)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages (Speaks five languages)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Denmark)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women