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Christopher X
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King of Denmark
Reign 7 October 2003 – present
Coronation 17 June 2004
Predecessor Christian III
Heir Apparent Crown Prince Christian
Born 20 July, 1973 (1973-07-20) (age 46)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Spouse Agnieszka Morawiecki, Countess of Gdańsk
Issue Crown Prince Christian

Prince Cnut
Princess Ingeborg
Princess Thrya
Princess Alexandra
Prince Valdemar
Prince Eric

Full name
Christopher Sweyn Cnut William
House Estridsson
Father Christian III
Mother Princess Thorey of Vinland
Religion Lutheranism

Christopher X is the incumbent ruler of Denmark, Duke-Elector of Pomerania and supreme head of the Church of Denmark. He has been widely praised as a monarch who speaks his mind, and admits his mistakes, in an era of profound change in society and with foreign tensions rising.

The eldest surviving son of King Christian III of Denmark and Queen Thorey, Princess of Vinland, (an elder brother died aged 2). Although he passed the exams required to enter the University of Kiel he entered into a military education and would serve in the 3rd Kalmar Dragoon Regiment. Christopher has recently spoken how his limited education hindered his appreciation of the complexities of government and has ensured all of his children have attended public school and university.

In 2002, a Pro-German Pomeranian separatist murdered Christopher's uncle, Prince Valdemar, in a bombing that also nearly killed Christopher whilst the two princes were on an official visit to Lauenbørg. While he survived, Christopher suffered an ankle injury that has forced him to use a cane since then.

The news of the brutal murder of the elder Prince horrified Denmark and King Christian III suffered gravely with ill health following the attack. Christopher assumed the title of Prince Regent and largely took over the business of government from his father until the king's death the following year. Christopher ascended to the throne and became King of Denmark.

The assassination brought an immediate crack-down on Pomeranian political parties though during his own reign Christopher has resisted moves to punish Pomerania further and frequently advocates 'killing the separatist movements with kindness'. To this end he has made efforts to normalize relations with the more moderate Pomeranian politicians (even if they do not necessarily acknowledge his own authority in the region) extend the same rights and pledged to bring standards of living in the region up to the same level of as the rest of the country.

This strategy has not always worked; during the winter of 2012-13 the arrest of Pomersk nationalist Radolsaw Kotla in Berg, and subsequent refusal by Imperial authorities to hand him over to Danish custody, soured relations with the Holy Roman Empire and provoked considerable violence in Pomerania. Christopher was even willing to give up his electorate and possibly go to war alongside the other Kalmar Union nations to force the issue. Tensions were eased with French mediation but the region still suffers from political instability. Christopher is said to have spoken privately about how shocked he is that the situation deteriorated so quickly toward general war but remains resolutely opposed to Imperial interference in Pomerania. He has used his vote in Imperial elections twice. Firstly in supporting Joseph of Liechtenstein in 2012, secondly supporting the losing candidate in 2015. The eventual winner of this election, William III of Isenburg, is implacably hostile to Denmark and Kalmar in general.

He has spoken more openly about his role in the Portuguese Civil War (2003-2015) which he authorised Danish involvement in whilst Prince Regent. The conduct of the war was regularly critised and the King has made it clear that, although he would still have supported the Portuguese monarchy with Danish military help, he would not have rushed into the war so eagerly if he had the choice again. Danish politicians see Portugal as an important ally and so saw propping up its always wavering monarchy a vital mission, hence when a republican revolt almost sealed off Lisbon following the accession of the young Manuel II Danish troops were deployed. Except as is now acknowledged, not enough were deployed to really assist in a meaningful way, and neither were Denmark's Kalmar partners enamoured of the project. It would take the eventual entry of Leon, and their cutting off of republican supply-lines in the north of Portugal, to really turn the tide.

Denmark as a whole continues to make strides towards a fairer society. With the tacit approval of the king, the long-standing Social-Democratic government and almost tireless Prime Minister Anders Søvndal has helped reform the Riksdag, introduced women's suffrage and make great strides in the overdue modernisation of the Danish health system. Building on the reforms during the reign of Christian III most Danes enjoy rising living standards and can look forward to a pension on their retirement.

Christopher married Countess Agnieszka Morawiecki in June 1995. Unlike his adulterous father it appears Christopher has stayed faithful to his wife and there is great affection between the two. The couple have had seven children.

Christopher speaks Danish, German, Pomersk, Ranish, Vinlandic and Anglian fluently and has been known to hold conversation in French and Leonese-Spanish as well.

Unlike his ancestors and predecessors, Christopher does not maintain the political power that a King of Denmark once had, he does however maintain the right to dismiss the Prime Minister or any public officials, dissolve the Riksdag, call for an election or referenda, appoint Judges, and grant people noble titles and ranks.

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