queen margarethe

  • Margarethe I: You know, Sweden and Norway are pretty cute~
  • Denmark: wait, what now??
  • Margarethe I: well, I did lose my son... and since you three are physically children...
  • Denmark: ... I don't like where this is going...
  • Margarethe I: I'm going to make all three of you my cute children and protect you from any potential idiotic monarchs!!
  • Denmark: But Queeeeeen!! I don't want Sweden as my brother! And Norway hardly listens to me!
  • Margarethe I: see? We even sound like a family!!

Messages of condolences from different royals to King Felipe of Spain and the Spanish People regarding the terror attack in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, on August 17, 2017:

  • Casa Real wrote in representation of King Felipe: They are assassins, simply criminals that won’t terrorize us. All Spain is Barcelona. Las Ramblas will be ours again”
  • King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wrote on twitter: “We share the pain of the people who have been affected by the Barcelona terror attack and feel close to all those who in Spain fight against terror and towards a society without fear”
  • Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip wrote: “Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to Your Majesty, and the people of Spain, following the terrible terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils which killed and seriously injured many. It is deeply upsetting when innocent people are put at risk in this way when going about their daily lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and the people who are recovering in hospital. Please convey our heartfelt sympathies to all who have been affected by these appalling incidents.”
  • The Belgian Royal Palace wrote on twitter: We extend our deepest sympathy to H.M. King Felipe and the people of Spain following the cruel and barbaric attack in Barcelona. Our thoughts are with the victims of Barcelona and their families. We wish them and the Spanish authorities strength and resilience! (Also the Spanish flag features in their Facebook page).
  • Queen Margarethe of Denmark wrote: Your Majesty, It was with profound sadness that I received the news of the horrific attacks yesterday. On behalf of my family and the Danish people, please accept my heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you and with the Spanish people. My deepest sympathy goes to the victims and their families.
  • The Grand-Duc of Luxembourg wrote: “Majesty, It was with astonishment that the Grand Duchess and I learned the news of the various murderous attacks in Spain yesterday. We are committed to expressing our deepest compassion and solidarity on behalf of all our compatriots and ourselves. In this time of mourning, I ask you to interpret our deep emotion with the victims, their families and the entire Spanish people. Rest assured of our unconditional solidarity in defending our common values in the face of indiscriminate violence.”
  • King Harlad of Norway wrote“I was deeply saddened by the tragic news of the terror attack in Barcelona, resulting in the loss of so many lives and inflicting such dreadful injuries.I extend my condolences and ask you to convey the deepest sympathy of the Norwegian people to the bereaved families and to those who are injured.”
  • King Abdullah of Jordan wrote on twitter: Our hearts go out to the victims’ families in Barcelona. We stand with Spain and our allies in the fight against this terrorist evil.

anonymous asked:

About the adopting-thing. I’d like to give an example of monarchs adopting: Queen Magrete 1 of Denmark became a widow in the late 1300’s. Her young son then became king but died when he was 16 (without an heir obviously). Margrete then adopted he sister’s son Erik and he became king, but Margrete remained queen and it was her who ruled the country/countries even when Erik became an adult. I know this is from a completely different time and country but I think it’s something to keep in mind.

That’s a good example but her adopted son was also a royal in his own right. It wouldn’t be like how people are asking where William and Kate would adopt from some orphanage. That child still had royal blood running through him which made it okay.

And Queen Margarethe is actually quite a story about her using her son and later great nephew to keep the throne. A VERY smart woman in my eye!