Queen Of Denmark Abdicates Throne

Posted December 31, 2023 by with 13 comments

Is this a big deal? I’ve been seeing the headlines all day, so I guess it is (in Europe, at least). It’s completely insane that meaningless titles like “queen” and “king” and “duchess” even exist in 2023, but some people still like to live in fantasy-fairy-tale-land like it’s 1000 years ago. At any rate, it’s nice to see someone in their 80s realizing that it’s time to retire and live out their last few years in relaxation as their physical strength and mental acuity continues to rapidly decline (can you think of any American politicians who might need to do the same???). Here’s the queen of Denmark abdicating her throne today followed by a report from the UK: