The roots of the Danish Monarchy can be traced all the way back to Gorm the Old (d. 958), making it more than 1000 years old and one of the oldest monarchies in the world. The current Royal House, the House of Glücksborg, is tied by marriage to most of the royal families of Europe and has celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013.
Although absolute monarchy was abolished with the adoption of the Danish constitution on 5 June 1849, the monarch is still formally responsible for signing all Acts of Parliament and for formally appointing a new government. More than 150 years after the introduction of democracy, the Royal House still enjoys widespread popularity and approval among the Danes.
Read more about the Danish Monarchy and the Royal Family here: www.kongehuset.dk