Queen Visits Troops in Afghanistan

  March 25, 2011 at 4:13 am by

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Queen Margrethe II has visited Danish troops stationed in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. The visit took place yesterday, March 24th; and the Queen was accompanied by the Danish Defence Minister, Gitte Lillelund Bech.

The Queen visited two bases of the troops, Camp Price and Camp Bastion, where she was given a tour of both and given time to meet and speak with those stationed there (a total of approximately 750 Danish troops are currently serving in Afghanistan).

An brief interview took place while Queen Margrethe was in Afghanistan, in which she told the reporters that she was “impressed and proud” of the troops’ work. “[I] have been delighted that their efforts have been praised and appreciated by both national and international agencies,” she continued, before commending the soldiers on their “drive, determination and good humour.”

VIDEO: Queen Margrethe in Afghanistan

The Queen is not the first member of the Danish Royal Family to visit their troops in Afghanistan: Crown Prince Frederik has paid two visits, in 2008 and 2010; while Crown Princess Mary visited in 2009.

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