On Sunday, the Danish Crown Prince’s family ended their four-day visit to the Faroe Islands. The four-day long visit to the Faroe Islands lasted from Thursday until yesterday, and the royal yacht “Dannebrog” was used during the official visit.
This was the first time that the Crown Prince Family visited this part of the Danish Kingdom. In the summer of 2014, the Crown Prince Family visited Greenland, where the royal yacht led the Crown Prince Couple and their four children to cities and settlements in South and West Greenland.
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Kronprinsparret er her til aften værter ved en reception på Kongeskibet Dannebrog. Her har Deres Kongelige Højheder inviteret det officielle Færøerne samt værter fra de forskellige besøgsteder, som Kronprinsfamilien de sidste dage er kommet forbi. Kongeskibet ligger på denne aften til kaj i Færøernes hovedstad Tórshavn. 📸 Kongehuset ©️ 📸 Kongehuset ©️
On Saturday Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary participated in an official reception at Runavík Municipality before visiting local cooperations such as Bakkafrost, which is the Faroe Islands’ largest salmon farming business. The Royals then visited the sports hall Bylgjan to meets local sports associations before attending a late breakfast.
The Crown Prince Couple then arrived at the port of Hvalvík on the east side of Streymoy. From here, the future King and Queen saild to Haldórsvík village. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited Tjørnuvík where they walked through the village and then visited the cliff at Stakkurin.
During the evening, the royals hosted a reception on the royal yacht before they participated in a prize ceremony at the Tórshavn Stadium Tórsvøllur. The visit was then concluded on Sunday. Only two things that were on the programme before the Royals headed back to Denmark. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a church service in Sandavági before lunch in the old warehouse in the village Bøur.
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Kronprinsfamiliens besøg til Færøerne sluttede i dag med en gudstjeneste i bygden Sandavágur. Her deltog Deres Kongelige Højheder i højmessen inden familien sagde tak for denne gang til lagmanden, der har været vært for besøget. Siden i torsdags har Kronprinsfamilien været på togt med Kongeskibet Dannebrog til de 18 nordatlantiske øer, der er en del af Rigsfællesskabet. 📸 Kongehuset og Mads Claus Rasmussen, Ritzau Scanpix ©️
The Faroe Islands is a North Atlantic archipelago halfway between Norway and Iceland. The islands are an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. Between 1035 and 1814, the Faroes were part of the Hereditary Kingdom of Norway. In 1814, the Treaty of Kiel granted Denmark control over the islands, along with two other Norwegian island possessions: Greenland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark since 1948.
The royal yacht “Dannebrog” gives the Royal Family a unique opportunity to visit the people of all parts of Denmark. The yacht last visited the Faroe Islands, no later than June 2016, when Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II visited Suduroy, Sandoy and Tórshavn. Also in 2010, the islands had a royal visit when the Queen and Prince Henrik took a five-day trip.