Prince Christian appears confident in his new role as Crown Prince of Denmark during balcony appearance – as body language expert says Queen Mary’s children are her ‘important focus’ on historic day

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Written By Maya Cantina

Queen Mary of Denmark’s eldest son looked dashing and suitably confident as he stepped out for the Danish royal abdication today.

The 18-year-old will now be known as Crown Prince Christian – as the heir apparent – following the transference of power from his grandmother to his father.

Christian donned a formal navy suit which he paired with a white shirt and dark suit for the historic occasion.

He seemed self-assured and at ease while stepping out at the balcony of Christiansborg Palace today.

The teenager grinned and waved at adoring crowds as his parents were welcomed as the nation’s new King and Queen. 

Queen Mary of Denmark ‘s eldest son looked dashing and suitably confident as he stepped out for the Danish royal abdication today

And speaking to FEMAIL, body language expert Adrianne Carter added how Mary ‘encompassed’ her children to show they are her ‘important focus’.

‘When the children join them, they all move in together,’ she explained.

Today’s transferrence of power has kicked off as Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary – along with their son Prince Christian – made their way to Christiansborg Castle.

A procession of cars set off with the royals being driven in a 1958 Rolls-Royce from Amalienborg.

Margrethe II followed in a carriage, waving at delighted crowds as she left from Christian IX’s Palace.

Both passed through Frederiksgade, Bredgade, Kongens Nytorv, Holmens Canal and Prince Jørgen’s Courtyard on the way.

At Christiansborg Palace, Margrethe, Frederik, and Christian all took part in a Council of State at with the Government and the Council of State secretary.

This is where Her Majesty The Queen will sign a declaration of her abdication. 

And speaking to FEMAIL, body language expert Adrianne Carter added how Mary 'encompassed' her children to show they are her 'important focus'

And speaking to FEMAIL, body language expert Adrianne Carter added how Mary ‘encompassed’ her children to show they are her ‘important focus’ 

The 18-year-old will now be known as Crown Prince Christian - as the heir apparent - following the transference of power from his grandmother to his father

The 18-year-old will now be known as Crown Prince Christian – as the heir apparent – following the transference of power from his grandmother to his father

Christian donned a formal navy suit which he paired with a white shirt and dark suit for the historic occasion

Christian donned a formal navy suit which he paired with a white shirt and dark suit for the historic occasion

Margrethe has now made her way back to Amalienborg, while Frederik and Mary are holding a formal reception for specially invited guests.

At 3pm Danish time, the couple made a balcony appearance at Christiansborg Palace. The Prime Minister then proclaimed the King’s accession to the throne.

After this, the newly crowned monarch made an impassioned speech as he admitted his wish to be a ‘unifying king’.

‘I need all the support I can get,’ he revealed. ‘From my beloved wife, from my family, from you and from that which is greater than us. I face the future knowing that I am not alone.

‘Bound, committed, for the Kingdom of Denmark.’

It will be followed by an honourary cannon salute from the Sixtus Battery – a heritage site on Holmen, Copenhagen – and the Royal Standard will then be lowered at Christian IX’s Palace (Margrethe’s home) and reraised at Frederik VIII’s Palace, where the new King and Queen are based.

Frederik and Mary will take a carriage from Christiansborg Palace back to Amalienborg, which will be escorted by a mounted squadron. 

At 5pm Danish time, there will also be a transfer of the royal colours from Christian IX’s Palace to Frederik VIII’s Palace.

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