Kevin Magnussen Joins Millions to Celebrate Denmark’s New King Frederik X With a Special F1-Styled Wish

Published 01/15/2024, 4:31 AM EST

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It’s a momentous and glorious day in the lives of the citizens of Denmark. The entire city gathered around the parliament building, Christiansborg Castle, in Copenhagen in numbers to celebrate the coronation of their new king. Frederik X became the newest king of the oldest monarchies in the world, Denmark. Haas’s Danish man Kevin Magnussen also joined the millions congratulating the king as he celebrated the coronation on his Instagram story with an F1-themed message.

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Frederik X became the King after succeeding his mother Queen Margrethe II to the throne, who formally abdicated after 52 years as monarch. Margrethe, 83, stunned the nation when she announced her desire to relinquish the throne on New Year’s Eve. She became the first Danish monarch in nearly 900 years to renounce the throne voluntarily, as reported by MSN.

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After the formalization of the succession, the former queen left the throne, gestured to her son, the new king, to come and take the seat, and said, “God save the King” before leaving the room. Denmark doesn’t do coronations, but the new king made an appearance on the parliament building’s balcony with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

Frederiksen proclaimed Frederik X as the new king with the words, “Long live his majesty King Frederik the 10th”. The PM’s statement was followed by Frederik X’s first words as king. “My hope is to become a unifying king of tomorrow. It is a task I have approached all my life. It is a task I take on with pride, respect, and joy,” he said before planting a kiss on his wife, now Queen, Mary’s lips.

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The Haas man was not among the thousands who turned up to hear from the new king in person and celebrate the succession. However, he was part of the million who communicated their wishes via Instagram.

Kevin Magnussen joins millions in wishing the new King of Denmark Frederik X upon his corporation

Magnussen, who was not present in the crowd, took the modern approach to congratulate his king. He shared the video of the new king addressing the gathering posted on Instagram by the Danish Royal House’s official page on his story with a message. He wrote, 👑 Well done, your Majesty. Big race ahead,” to add his F1 touch to his greetings.

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Fans congratulating the new king and celebrating this moment flooded the same post.

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“This is amazing! Beautiful day!! God save the King and Queen of Denmark 🇩🇰”

“His gracious majesty King Fredrik X and his Queen Mary 💫✨”

“It’s still touching to see HKH Frederik taking Queen Mary by the hand and kissing her ❤️” (Translated via Google)

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“I think everyone who saw this moment squeezed a little tear up. ❤️”

“Beautiful family and beautiful moments! ❤️”

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“Long Live King and Queen.”

A beautiful moment and day in the lives of all Danish people and supporters of the new King. Let’s hope Magnussen can invite Your Highness to the track on one occasion.

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