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Queen Margrethe makes private visit to Wadden Sea Centre

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark is currently on summer vacation from her royal duties. Her Majesty and many members of the Danish Royal Family are, according to tradition, living at Gråsten Palace during the summer months. On Saturday, the Queen visited the Wadden Sea Centre, located in the small Danish town of Ribe – not far from Gråsten Palace.

The Danish summer has, so far this year, been characterized by a lot of rain. Therefore, the Queen has had to find activities to do outside of the Palace’s gardens. The Queen, therefore, decided on Saturday to make a private visit to the Wadden Sea Centre to learn more about the knowledge of marine animals.

Gråsten Palace. Photo: PodracerHH via Wikimedia Commons.

It is not impossible that the Queen was advised on visiting the centre by her youngest son, Prince Joachim. In February, Prince Joachim carried out the official opening of this new centre.

Queen Margrethe was not alone on her visit; she had a couple of good friends who accompanied her to the Wadden Sea Centre yesterday. People who observed Her Majesty together with her friends explained to the Danish magazine Billed Bladet that the atmosphere among them was nice and informal.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, together with her sister, Queen Anne Marie of Greece. Photographed in Oslo, in May, earlier this year. Photo: Oskar Aanmoen.

Queen Margrethe spent a very long time watching one exhibition about migratory birds. In this exhibit, she was shown around by the guide Alex Wenig who thought the Queen seemed very interested and eager to learn. After the tour at the centre, Her Majesty and her friends were served breakfast in the newest building at the centre, consisting of tapas and locally produced Danish wine.

When the Queen left the centre, she took time to say a few words to the press who had gathered. Queen Margrethe said: “We have learned a lot. It has no doubt been a great and educational visit.”

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