Royal Visit from Denmark

The Prince and Princess of Denmark made a visit to Iceland over the weekend. One photographer captured them outside Harpa Concert Hall. The royal couple stayed for two days and it was reported that they visited the Nordic House, took a scenic drive around Reykjavík to observe the influence of Danish architecture on the city, and stopped by the Icelandic design store Epal.

HRH Prince Joachim is the youngest son of the Danish monarch Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and is currently sixth in line for the Danish throne, after his elder brother HRH Crown Prince Frederick and his four children. Prince Joachim’s wife is the French-born Princess Marie of Denmark.

The royal visit was part of a celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the Dansk-Islandsk Samfund, a Danish association with the purpose of creating and maintaining social and cultural links between Denmark and Iceland.

Before they came to Iceland last Thursday, the Prince and Princess attended an Icelandic-themed gala in Copenhagen, hosted by the former Danish Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen. The former and current presidents of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, were present as guests and Icelandic food was served.