The Imporance of Breeding by Pont
Nowadays princes and princesses marry commoners, but there was a time....
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1. Queen Elisabeth, Great Britain (ascended the throne on 2nd May 1953)
2. Queen Margaret, Denmark (ascended the throne on 14th January 1972)
3. Queen Beatrix , Netherlands (ascended the throne on 30th April 1980, after her mother Queen Juliana abdicated)
When most Americans hear the word "queen" these days, they immediately think of Queen Elizabeth II of England, whose lengthy reign and media-hounded royal family make newspaper headlines all over the world daily. But Queen Elizabeth is not the world’s only current, reigning queen—she’s not even the only queen in Europe.
Currently, three queens reign in Europe, and a fourth is close to the throne. The four are: Elizabeth of the House of Windsor, Queen of the United Kingdom; Margaret of the House of Holstein-Glucksburg, Queen of Denmark; Beatrix of the House of Orange-Nassau, Queen of the Netherlands; and Victoria, the crown princess of Sweden, who will inherit the country’s throne upon her father’s death. Historically, this is a unique circumstance.
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