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  • They express their sorrow after "devastating" fire

In the early hours of a seemingly ordinary Tuesday, Copenhagen awoke to a skyline marred by smoke, as flames consumed the Børsen, a cornerstone of Danish heritage. King Frederik (age undisclosed, reigning monarch) and his consort, Queen Mary, took to social media to voice their heartbreak over the calamity that befell this iconic structure.

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A symbol in smoke

"For 400 years, the dragon spire of Christian IV's Børsen has kissed the sky, defining Copenhagen as the 'city of towers'," the royal statement began. The King and Queen's words painted a vivid picture of the loss, not just of a building, but of a national emblem that has stood the test of time, witnessing the ebb and flow of Danish history.

The monarchs were quick to commend the bravery of emergency crews who battled the blaze, ensuring no lives were lost. "We owe a debt of gratitude to those who fought to save what could be saved, safeguarding our shared past," they remarked, acknowledging the tireless efforts to rescue the artworks and treasures housed within the Børsen's venerable walls.


A community united

As news spread, the Danish people rallied, their reactions a testament to the deep connection between the nation and its architectural marvels. Images flooded social media, showing the painstaking removal of artifacts, some dating back to 1625, in a desperate bid to salvage history from the inferno.

Perhaps most symbolic of the tragedy was the fate of the Børsen's famed dragon spire, a 56m testament to craftsmanship and imagination, now engulfed in flames. Reports suggest the spire was under renovation, a cruel twist of fate that left it vulnerable to the disaster.

As Copenhagen reels from the shock, the King's closing words, "Frederik R.," serve as a poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit. The Børsen may have fallen, but the resolve to rebuild and remember ensures that its legacy will endure.

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