Denmark sent its Acting Regent of State to visit India despite a recovering Queen; Check out why

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is recovering after a serious back operation which left her son H.R.H Crown Prince Frederik as Regent of the State. However, on his recent visit to India, the Queen’s sister was temporarily passed the beacon.

The Kingdom of Denmark’s very own H.R.H Crown Prince Frederik and H.R.H Crown Princess Mary visited India on February 26, 2023, till March 1, 2023. The duo visited New Delhi, Agra, and Chennai with their other cabinet ministers, Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Environment Minister Magnus Heunicke, and Climate and Energy Minister Lars Aagaard.

The delegation comprised about 36 Danish businesses that interacted with President Droupadi Murmu and other Indian government representatives and business leaders. The motive behind this official visit was o strengthen ties between the two countries in terms of export opportunities and their green partnership.


Recently in February, the Danish and the Indian governments signed a deal where Denmark will provide technical assistance on a project to cleanse part of India’s holy Ganga river.

On Tuesday, the couple was warmly greeted by India’s President Droupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in the heart of New Delhi for a reception. Crown Prince Frederik delivered a speech announcing the initiative, ‘Partners for Green and Sustainable Progress’ while, Crown Princess Mary visited the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi to learn about the working of the hospital and the Maternity Foundation in India. The crown princess is patron of the Maternity Foundation, which is a Danish organization that works to ensure the life and health of women and infants in connection with pregnancy and childbirth.

Her Royal Majesty Queen Margrethe II, 82, is Europe’s longest reigning monarch and only female sovereign and is currently recovering from a planned back surgery since mid-February. She has briefly made her son and heir, H.R.H Crown Prince Frederik, Regent, however, the power was transferred to her sister, H.R.H Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, due to H.R.H Crown Prince Frederik’s departure to India for an official visit to promote Danish businesses along with H.R.H Crown Princess Mary.