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The Program for Marie's visit to the Faeroe Islands has been published
Program for rejse til Færøerne med Landsforeningen Autisme | Kongehuset - Forside


Tuesday, March 1
Visit Kirkjubøur Kl. 16:45
Princess Marie will visit the historic city Kirkjubøur where Princess among others will have tour of the historic edifice Kong farm and meet the family Patursson which is 17 generations having a son with autism. Princess will also be shown the Magnus Cathedral, which was built around the 1300th

Wednesday, March 2
Visit at conference Kl. 14:00
The Princess is present at the Faroese public's anniversary conference in which the two professors Christopher Gillberg and Thomas Bourgeron will talk about their research on autism genetics and prevalence among the Faroese population they just completed. Princess participate in subsequent anniversary reception where a majority of members, children and youth with autism will be present.

dinner Kl. 19:00
In the evening attend the Princess for a dinner at Hotel Hafnia in Torshavn.

Thursday, March 3
Visit Torshavn Gymnasium Kl. 10:00
Princess visiting Torshavn Gymnasium, which created a special line with 2 classes for students with autism. During the visit, the Princess will visit the autistic classes and greet students.
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:29 AM
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Thanks, Polyesco.

BB has more: Prinsesse Marie har et spændende program på Færøerne | BILLED-BLADET

Marie will stay at Hotel Føroyar, which has a fantastic view over the capital of Thorshavn.
And she will also visit the 900 year old Kongsgård outside Thorshavn.

A kongsgård = royal farm, was a place to be used by the king on his travels or by higher ranking representatives of the king.
As such a kongsgård was big enough to accommodate a person of high status and his retinue and also big enough to cater them and their horses.
That meant they were often fortified. Initially a farm with a barricade or a low wall with the main house being prepared for defensive purposes as well. Later on they often evolved into castles and later on manors.
That meant that the person in charge of a kongsgård, was usually a man of some authority.
So 900 years ago when the then hamlet of Thorshavn was attacked by raiders, this is where the locals would gather and bring their families, before organizing a counter attack or preparing a stand, if the attackers were strong.
Later on the local church would have been the point where people sought refuge and prepared their defense. Simply because that was often the only big and solid stone building around.
That remained the case until the 16-1700's when North African pirates went raiding in search for slaves, then people had no option but to hide in the hills. But I don't think Thorshavn was attacked by pirates, but other hamlets were.

As such the family Patursson, who have lived at the kongsgård for 17 generations is I suppose the closest thing the Faeroe Islands have to homegrown nobility.
Such farms also exist in DK, through Mrs. Muhler I know a family who have lived at the same kongsgård for now some 850 years. Of course by now it has become grander looking.
Anyway, another reason for our Marie visiting the farm is that a son of the Patursson has autism.

So stand by for some spectacular photos later on today.

ADDED: I suggest you keep an eye on these links for coverage of Marie's visit:
http://kvf.fo/
http://www.nordlysid.fo/
http://portal.fo/forsida.html
http://www.oyggjatidindi.com/
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:05 AM
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how exciting, i wonder if we will see marie with the typical faroese dress this time!
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:56 PM
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I hope so.

BB reports that our Marie arrived in the early afternoon. With the first picture: Prinsesse Marie er ankommet til Færøerne | BILLED-BLADET

ADDED: Pics of Marie arriving with her LiW, Britt Siesbye: Maria prinsessa er nú í Føroyum - Føroyski portalurin - portal.fo

On this Super Tuesday with massive (and interesting) coverage from USA on TV here in DK, we have some news from the Faeroe Islands as well.

Here is a video of todays events with our Marie visiting the kongsgård I told about in the previous post and after that a church from 1300, that is being renovated.
The gentleman who is showing Marie around is speaking Danish. However it must nevertheless be a challenge for Marie, because of his accent.
Maria prinsessa í Kirkjubø | Kringvarp Føroya

And another funny little video where the Faerose reporter is being instructed by a BB reporter about how to address Marie correctly: http://kvf.fo/netvarp/sv/2016/03/01/...r#.VtYse9BA4pk

After having said goodbye to the father of the boy with autism she was to visit today, she is being interviewed:
Q: Your Royal Highness, welcome to the Faeroe Islands.
M: "Thank you very much. I've really been looking forward to coming here".

Q: Now, you've only been here a couple of hours...
M: "That's right".

Q: ... What's your off hand impression of the (place) and the nature?
M: "It's so beautiful and unique. I have as said before only here for two hours, but fantastic. It's beautiful".

Then she says goodbye to the boy, who seems to be fond of her, because his appears to be reluctant to let of her hand.
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Old 03-01-2016, 07:17 PM
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thanks for the videos mulher!
who is the lady with black hair who is with marie? her LIW is with her, but i wonder who the other lady who says goodbye to the man showing marie around is...
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Old 03-01-2016, 07:23 PM
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She must be the chairman of the Association of Autism. But I can't find her name off hand.

A short video of our Marie's first day from BB: VIDEO: Prinsesse Marie spildte ikke tiden på Færøerne | BILLED-BLADET
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Old 03-02-2016, 08:37 AM
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Later today Our Marie is to take part in a conference about autism, which is apparently genetically inherited (I didn't know that).
While the Faeroe Island don't have more with autism than other countries, there are considerably more boys than girls with autism there.
So geneticist have started a project trying to figure out why. And it so happens that the 48.000 Faeroese are a prime sample for study.
It's a homogeneous population, relatively small, relatively isolated and who have lived in the same place for many generations with relatively little genetic influx from outside.
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is autism the reason she is visiting the islands specifically? or will she undertake engagements in other areas?
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is autism the reason she is visiting the islands specifically? or will she undertake engagements in other areas?
Yes. All 4 events for her 3 day trip have to do with her patronage on Autism
I had posted the agenda above
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Later today Our Marie is to take part in a conference about autism, which is apparently genetically inherited (I didn't know that).
While the Faeroe Island don't have more with autism than other countries, there are considerably more boys than girls with autism there.
So geneticist have started a project trying to figure out why. And it so happens that the 48.000 Faeroese are a prime sample for study.
It's a homogeneous population, relatively small, relatively isolated and who have lived in the same place for many generations with relatively little genetic influx from outside.
Gåden om autisme under lup på Færøerne - Politiken.dk

Ah that would be a fascinating result once they conclude the study.
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Very interesting, thanks for sharing the background info with us Muhler!

The nature on the Faroe islands looks wonderful even though rough, like a mix of Scotland and Iceland.
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:03 PM
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And we have news from BB: Prinsesse Marie på toppen af Torshavn | BILLED-BLADET

Our Marie attended a dinner tonight and in the picture she is shaking hands with Faeroese PM, who she also sat next to at the dinner.

I thought the Danish press is extremely slow at times, but it seems the Faeroese are no better!

So let's have some scenic pics of the islands:
Here is first a map. The country is basically a number of mountaintops sticking up from the sea: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...r_moutains.png

The capital of Thorshavn, where IIRC about half the population live.
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/o...l/66278610.jpg

Their parliament, Lagtinget, which means something like the legislative council. The word Ting predates the Vikings. So the Danish equivalent, Folketinget, simply means the People's Council:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Mu0Lj6ViOu...vn._2004.1.jpg

But the nature is nothing short of spectacular! And the air is so fresh you need bottled petrol-fumes to cope with it... Enjoy.

This is a traditional farm , and there are still quite a few of them around: http://www.smyrilline.dk/files/Bille.../Graeshuse.JPG

A very common bird, in Danish better known as a Sea-Parrot: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...in_%282%29.jpg

http://digitalfoto.dk/files/bonnier-...o/_dsc0024.jpg
Nice little view from the living room, eh?
Notice the piled stones. A "Varde". They go back to Medieval and Viking times and were used to mark something. Sometimes a grave.

Small hamlets like this are dotted all over the islands. And they are surprisingly isolated! It is claimed by several who have visted the islands that these hamlets and islands constitute a sect of their own within Christianity. I.e. they each have their own little variant of interpreting Protestantism. Christianity is something the islanders are very much into!
http://www.make.fo/media/1144/landsc...=500&mode=crop

A nice little view from the office. There is no such thing as tomorrows weather forecast on the Faeroe Islands. Instead it's this morning, forenoon, noon, afternoon, evening and night forecasts. The weather can change from balmy to horrible within an hour! Or the fog can come rolling in and if you are a tourist going for a stroll, better look out! - Or you risk stepping out into nothingness...
http://www.smyrilline.dk/Files/Bille...utterstock.jpg

They have a lot of sheep on the islands, so sweaters is something everyone has worn since forever and they can look like this. They are surprisingly warm and you can literally walk your dog during an average winter here in DK and still be warm.
http://shop.byosly.dk/wp-content/upl.../IMG_42471.jpg
Also for children, here for a two year old:
http://www.amioamio.com/files/_produ...1.original.jpg
Here a light one:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yQ6M_2ok6Q...0/IMG_4840.jpg
This one is for women and for the winter.
http://api.thumbr.io/50272e0b34378b7...1500/image.jpg
And it's not only TV-detectives and royals who wear them:
http://www.bt.dk/sites/default/files...-modig---1.jpg

- Perhaps Marie have bought a couple of sweaters?

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ADDED: Here are some pics of Marie at the conference today: http://portal.fo/myndir+at+siggja+mo...markingar.html
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Uau, the Faroe Islands look very beautiful. So much green!
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Oh wonderful, I love the photos you posted Muhler! It reminds me of this series I used to watch & love as a child :-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonni_and_Manni

How often doe the Faroe Islands receive a royal visit? It seems to me that the Danish royals focus a lot more on Greenland, than on this part of their realm.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:55 AM
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I didn't know that series. Look spectacular!

Here is a funny video from BB: VIDEO: Fransk-eleverne overrumplede prinsesse Marie | BILLED-BLADET
Today Marie visited a high school in Thorshavn and the French student turned out to welcome her - very warmly as you can see.
The high school has two classes for students with autism and they were the ones our Marie were to visit and learn about.

The second half of the video is a summary of the visit.
After having visited the Kongsgård, she went to have dinner with Danish Rigsombudsmand = Ombudsman of the Realm, at his official residence.
- A Rigsombudsmand is not a governor, he is rather the Danish governments official representative on the islands and also there to ensure that while the Faeroe Islands have autonomy they still adhere to the Danish Constitution which covers the entire realm and also ensure the Lagting don't overstep their boundaries. I.e. in regards to foreign policy, security policy and law enforcement, all areas that are under the control of the Parliament in Copenhagen, represented by two MP's from the islands.

I agree with you Hannelore, it seems to me the DRF are visiting the Faeroe Islands about half as much as Greenland. Can't say why.
Perhaps there are political considerations. The sovereignty movement is stronger there than in Greenland.
Or perhaps they simply don't request the DRF presence as much?
And apart from that it's no secret that QMII and M&F in particular have a very close relationship with Greenland.

Marie had obviously not been told about Victoria giving birth. BB informed her and she was delighted.
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Some pictures are now on the DRF website
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Tak Muhler!! Thank you for taking the time to give us the background information on the islands and the photos are wonderful.
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:51 PM
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You are welcome TLLK.

And finally at long last we have a video from Marie's visit to the high school.
She is being interviewed when leaving the high school.

Normally I praise our Marie's Danish. It's still excellent but this time nevertheless slightly off. She made a few mistakes she otherwise doesn't.
But perhaps she was tired, or was thinking in French.

Anyway from 0:30 http://kvf.fo/netvarp/sv/2016/03/03/...g#.VtlIxtBA4pk

Q: Your Royal Highness you (formal You) have been visiting the Faeroe Islands these days, how has it been?
M: "It has been very interesting. Especially today, because I think, to say, it's good (important) to say that... it has succeeded to establish two classes for young with autism, because it's very, very important ...yes, they should also have an education, so they have some skills. We have heard a fantastic young men (no typo) sing. And...eh... And they have dreams and they must become more independent, so you can - you can be really proud of that".

Q: You got a drawing from one of the students, what do You think of the drawing?
M: "Very nice drawing. - Why are you (informal you) smiling? It's a very nice drawing. Really beautiful".

Q: From a personal point of view, what do You think of the Faeroe Islands. Your first visit here on the Faeroe Islands?
M: "I think I've said that it's really beautiful and I just feel like returning":

Q: Will the Prince come along next time?
M: "Hopefully. And the children too, perhaps, yes. Definitely".

Q: You may have a nice trip back.
M: "Thank you very much".
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nice summary, thanks mulher.
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