Talk:Margrethe II of Denmark

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It is grammatically singular[edit]

Believe it or not, in modern English, "couple" is singular, hence, "The couple has four children." Also singular are these: committee, congress, duo, family, group, pair, quartet, set, squad, squadron, team, trio, and so forth. "The family includes two sons and eight grandchildren."47.215.180.7 (talk) 22:53, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

American and British English differ in their treatment of collective nouns – see American and British English grammatical differences. This article uses British English spelling and grammar. Favonian (talk) 07:32, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 May 2018[edit]

Hello, I would like to change Margethe II's House name to the official and longer name version of Glücksburg to "House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. That is it but, thank you for your patience. BeauBertel (talk) 23:46, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: G'day, Glücksburg is linked where appropriate, and additionally on Wikipedia it is preffered to use the most commonly used name. The full name is written within the Glücksburg article — IVORK Discuss 00:04, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Queen of Denmark[edit]

OK, she may not be the Queen of Denmark, but the queen of Denmark. However, the woman has the title & position of Queen of Denmark (with a capital q). Anybody object? --SergeWoodzing (talk) 14:47, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

No objections, for here or the other monarch bios. GoodDay (talk) 15:06, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Requested move 10 September 2020[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: not moved. Favonian (talk) 15:42, 26 September 2020 (UTC)


Margrethe II of DenmarkMargrethe II – The title is more concise and easy to understand. Interstellarity (talk) 19:04, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Oppose - As we should go back to consistency among these articles, with the Name # of country format. GoodDay (talk) 13:33, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose - As per comment above. Nothing is gained by reducing recognizability. "Magarethe II" is not sufficiently different from "Margaret II". Most visitors are not Danish-speaking nor likely to know the subtle differences in Danish spellings. Walrasiad (talk) 17:39, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support per WP:SOVEREIGN: If the regnal name and number are unambiguous, use them. There is only one Margrethe II, so it is unambiguous. Rreagan007 (talk) 06:54, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose I agree with GoodDay. Dimadick (talk) 07:25, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose Her common name (without queen) would be just Margrethe. Christian75 (talk) 14:28, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose per GoodDay. Deb (talk) 15:13, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support per Wikipedia:CONCISE. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.110.217.186 (talk) 04:10, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Oppose - the current title is clear, intelligible, and actually helpful for readers who may well not instantly associate monarch and country, so nom's "easy to understand" rationale is false. The proposed change would clearly be for the worse in practice. Chiswick Chap (talk) 09:46, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

It is not established that the Queen is the head of the Church of Denmark[edit]

The formal relationship between the Queen and the Church of Denmark is not fixed, neither in the constitution nor in other legislation. Consequently, it's not settled whether she is to be considered the head or supreme authority of the Church of Denmark in the way that Queen Elizabeth is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Both opinions are found, but this article from 2019 says that professors (of law and religion) agree that there's no formal basis to consider her the supreme authority or head of the Church of Denmark. For that reason, I've removed a part of the lead that states that she is "the supreme authority of the Church of Denmark". —Pinnerup (talk) 01:02, 28 November 2020 (UTC)