Ahead of her 75th birthday on April 16, Queen Margrethe II made a rare forray into political matters in a Sunday interview with Berlingske newspaper.

Speaking about the state of affairs in Denmark in the aftermath of the February attacks in Copenhagen, Queen Margrethe said that Danes have kept their heads cool in the face of terror.

"They should know first and foremost that we are not scared. They want to scare us, but we will not let ourselves be scared. That is essential," the queen told Berlingske.

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