Fears For The Queen's Health
New Idea|September 30, 2019
She’s one of the busiest Euro royals, but Queen Margrethe’s recent schedule has prompted fears for the 79-year-old’s health. Now Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Mary are poised and ready to take the helm – and the throne – at short notice.

The monarch recently spent four days in the German region of Schleswig-Holstein where she spent up to 12 hours a day on duty. While the Queen kept a smile on her face and appeared fit and prepared for the endless rounds of appearances, Danish TV doctor Jerk W. Langer has spoken out amid his concern Margrethe is working too hard.

“The Queen’s programme in South Schleswig would exhaust most business leaders. She has got a bit of alone time in the morning but then it goes on and on until the late hours of the night,” he told the national publication, Her & Nu.

He pointed out that she is constantly on the go and, as the centre of attention, rarely gets any down time. “She’s constantly the focus of attention, cannot hide, and she must be sharp and attentive the whole time.”

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