Queen Margrethe II abdicates – level 1

05-01-2024 15:00

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark talks to people. It is her usual New Year speech. But this time, the queen has big news. She will abdicate. It means that she will no longer be the queen.

It is a big surprise for everyone. Margarethe is the queen for 52 years. January 14 is a special day. She becomes a queen on this day. And she will end on the same day. Her son Crown Prince Frederik will do the job now.

The queen has back surgery in February. She has health problems since the surgery. It is time for a new king or queen. People love Queen Margrethe II. She is a very kind and talented person. People will continue to call her Her Majesty in the future.

Difficult words: speech (when someone talks to other people), surprise (when something happens but you do not expect it), surgery (when a doctor cuts your body open and repairs a part which is hurt).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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