Press release: HRH The Crown Princess can act as regent

At today’s Council of State, Her Majesty The Queen got approval so that Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess can function as acting regent, starting today.

During the Council of State, The Crown Princess thus signed the necessary declaration about acting in conformity with the Constitution in the presence of The Queen, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince and the government.

As acting regent, The Crown Princess will, from now on, be able to attend to The Queen’s duties as head of state when The Queen and The Crown Prince are prevented from doing so, for example during a stay abroad. Today, The Queen’s duties can be handled by The Crown Prince as regent or by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Benedikte as acting regents.  

Lene Balleby
Director of Communications