Ready to be­come queen

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Celebrity News -

With Henrik’s pass­ing, Mary is now steel­ing her­self for the pos­si­bil­ity of step­ping up to the role of queen con­sort, with spec­u­la­tion mount­ing that the queen is pre­par­ing to hand over the throne to her son Prince Fred­erik.

“Mar­grethe has in­sisted in the past she will never ab­di­cate, but Henrik’s health tur­moil over the past year has taken a huge toll on her,” says our source, adding, “Palace aides are qui­etly work­ing be­hind the scenes to pre­pare Fred­erik and Mary for tak­ing the throne at any time now.”

If Mary and Fred, 49, are in­deed pre­par­ing to step up, it will be a wel­come move as far as most of the Dan­ish pop­u­la­tion are con­cerned. While there is great re­spect for the queen, royal watch­ers in Copen­hagen tell us the peo­ple of Den­mark have great con­fi­dence in Fred’s abil­ity to rule, largely be­cause he has his ever-loyal and very hard­work­ing wife by his side.

Mary and Fred are ready to rule, should they need to.

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