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The Danish Crown Prince Couple preparing to visit the Faroe Islands

The Crown Prince of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and his wife, Crown Princess Mary, are preparing for a four-day visit to the Faro Islands. The royals will be in the Faro Islands from Thursday until Sunday, and the royal yacht “Dannebrog” will be used during the official visit.

The programme for the visit was published a few days ago. When the royals arrive on Thursday, the Crown Prince Couple will participate in an official reception at Bursatangi Harbour before visiting the rock club, Knørrur. The Crown Prince Couple will then move on to the government buildings on the Tinganes peninsula, where the Crown Prince will be presented to the City Council. An official reception at the square Vagli in the city centre will then be held in honour of the royals.

The rest of the day also has a tight schedule with a visit to the school at Argjahamri, a visit to Finsen College, lunch at Hotel Hafnia before a new college visit. During the afternoon, the royals will visit the farmhouse Býlihúsið undir fjalli, before travelling to the Sea Workhouse and the Women’s House. The day will end with a banquet at the Nordic House.

The Danish royal yacht, Dannebrog. Photo: Oskar Aanmoen.

Friday will be just as busy for the royals. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will kick off the day with a visit to the harbour in Klaksvík before they will be presented with plans for the new centre in Klaksvík in 3D format and told about the new buildings.

They will then pay attention to schoolchildren from Skúlan and Skúlatrøð school who will perform songs before the Crown Prince Couple visits Norðoya Sparikassi, a bank that celebrates the 100th anniversary next year.

A late breakfast will then await the royals in the village Hattarvík on the island of Fugloy. Following lunch, a visit to the Mikladal village is next. The Crown Prince and Crown Princess will take a short walk to the famous statue of the seal, where the Friday programme is concluded.

Tinganes, the peninsula in Tórshavn. Today it is the seat of the Faroese Prime Minister. Photo: Erik Christensen / Wikimedia Commons.

The weekend begins when Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary on Saturday participate 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 visit the sports hall Bylgjan to meets local sports associations before attending a late breakfast. The Crown Prince Couple is due to arrive next to the port of Hvalvík on the east side of Streymoy. From here, the future King and Queen will sail to Haldórsvík village.

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess will also visit Tjørnuvík where they will walk through the village and visit the cliff at Stakkurin. During the evening, the royals will be hosting a reception on the royal yacht before they will participate in a prize ceremony at Tórshavn Stadium Tórsvøllur.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Photo ESO via Wikimedia Commons

The visit will conclude on Sunday. Only two things are on the programme before the royals head back to Denmark. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attend a church service in Sandavági before lunch in the old warehouse in the village Bøur

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.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.