Having abdicated the Danish throne after 52 years on the same day she became queen, and announced her surprise decision live on television just two weeks ago, there is no doubt about it. Margaret has a talent for drama – wrote A Watchman.
After signing his resignation last weekend, he left the room crying and saying: “God bless the king.”
Now the popular queen will be the subject of a fictional series about her life based on The Crown.
The TV show – working title Af Guds nade (By the Grace of God) – is being developed by Borgen creator Sam Productions and Danish broadcaster TV2. The location of the series will be Amalienborg Palace, the official residence of the royal family in Copenhagen, and its plot begins with the birth of Margaret in 1940.
According to the creators, the story will be told from the point of view of members of the royal family and employees of the royal court, as the series “presents the royal family for better or for worse.” According to them, it is first and foremost the story of “a girl and her family.”
This announcement came less than a week after Margaret, Denmark's longest-reigning monarch, abdicated the throne at the age of 83 to hand over the throne to her son, King Frederick X, 55 years old, and his new wife, Queen Mary. He was the first Danish king to abdicate voluntarily in nearly 900 years.
Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Copenhagen to bid him farewell on Sunday when the Danish Parliament went to Christiansborg Palace to submit his resignation.
Af Guds nade has been in the works for a year and a half and is expected to go on air next year.