Yes, two fairly routine visits.
Dannebrog arrive at 10.00 sharp - or rather the clock is 10.00 when QMII arrives, because the Queen is always right on time
no matter what your clock will tell you...
Recieved by local dignitaries, I.e, the local city council and some additional officials.
The Home Guard has been mobillized with a small parade and showing their colour.
The same goes for the local scouts.
Everyone who has the chance have shown up to have a look, because after all it's not everyday the Queen visit your island.
That includes residents of retirement homes, who are also wheeled out. Sometimes in beds!
Then it's off to visit a local artist.
A local enterprise.
A choir or children singing or some sort of band playing.
Some cultural stuff, perhaps visiting a church.
And a little special treat, like visiting a historical site or some archeological excavation - something that really has QMII's interest!
Sometimes the whole thing ends with a dinner or a reception onboard Danneborg. - That was not the case on these two visits however.
This is something QMII and PH must be able to do in their sleep by now.
Samsø is a very lovely island. Very picturesque with a number of small villages. If you ignore the cars and the tourist you can easily imagine yourself in the Danish countryside anno 1900.
Samsø has an advantage over most other islands, where basically nothing is happeing outside the tourist season.
They are working on becoming completely selfsufficient with alternative energy on a village and farm level. Using the lates ideas and the latest technology they are now very close to reach that goal, if they haven't already. As such the island is an international case study in alternative energy and they do indeed get loads of visitors from all over the world.
Femø on the other hand has a very different story!
A fairly normal island up until 1950's, 60' and especially the 70's. Where it became a summer camp for women, not least feminist.
No men were admitted! That of course led to all sorts of speculations about what was going on:
They are all naked.
They are burning their bras and hate men.
They are all lesbians!
They smoke silly weed and have orgies!
There are perimiter patrols on the island, consisting of women with bodies like Soviet era female wrestlers, who will club to death any male past puberty they may encounter.
Of course TV segments from the island focusing on militant, topless super feminists who were singing revolutionary songs didn't help dispell the rumours.
That was back in the 70's, now things have changed. Femø has become normal, even though there are as far as I know still female summer camps and topless women are hardly a novelty now.
So QMII and PH could safely visit the island for a very routine visit.
I saw briefly in a segment on TV, covering the summer cruise so far, that Prince Henrik visited a falconer (or whatever you call it when it's eagles) because these were big American bald eagles.
An impressive bird by any account and one of them landed on PH's arm, something that clearly fascinated him. He tald afterwards that he some treats for the eagle attached to his arm, but the bird unfortunately landed right on the treats and couldn't quite get to it.
I can't remeber where that happened.