King of Denmark: I do not intend to abdicate
Denmark's Queen Margaret II, who will be in her 80s next year, has said she has no intention of abdicating the throne for her eldest son unless there are serious health reasons.
The Queen made it clear that she felt "no pressure" to change her position on abdication, which she announced in a book published in 1990.
Margaret took the throne in 1972, succeeding her father, King Frederick IX.
The Queen indicated that she did not enjoy physical strength as before.
"When you look in the mirror, you see the years have passed and left traces, but I really don't feel much different from the last 10 years, even if you're an old lady," she said.
The Queen's husband, Prince Henrik, french-born, died in 2018, and Queen Margaret married Henrik in 1967.
Crown Prince Frederik, 51, accompanied the Queen on an official visit to Argentina earlier this year, raising concerns about the possibility of preparations for the queen's abdication.
The Queen told the newspaper that it was simply about "the ability of two people to do more than one thing."
The Queen admitted that she was not "the best grandmother in the world".
Prince Frederik and his younger brother Joachim have eight children.