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Paty 04-24-2008 05:10 AM

Prince Frederik and Princess Mary's Official Visit to Iceland; May 5-8, 2008
 
The Crown Prince Couple will visit Iceland from 5 may to 8 may.

The couple will carry out a 3 day official visit to Iceland on the invitation of President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. The couple will visit Reykjavik Vestisland.

source: Danish Foreign Ministry.

D.K.H. Kronprinsparret - D.K.H. Kronprinsen og Kronprinsessens kalender

ricarda 04-24-2008 05:35 AM

Thank you, Paty.
That's a pleasant surprise. I like watching them doing official visits together.
Iceland is a beautiful place and I hope we will get to see a lot of beautiful pictures. :smile:
When I visited Iceland a few years ago I was lucky enough to experience the most beautiful weather (quite unusual as I was told),
I hope they will have the same luck.

According to the embassy's website they will visit the capital Reykjavik and some places in South and West Iceland.
Quote:

KONGELIGT BESØG
I begyndelsen af maj fra 5. til 8. maj vil deres kongelige højheder kronprins Frederik og kronprinsesse Mary komme på besøg til Island. De er inviteret af Islands præsident hr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson og vil besigtige forskellige seværdigheder i Reykjavik og på Syd- og Vestisland.

Paty 04-24-2008 06:01 AM

Thaks also for the info Ricarda. They will spend 3 days visiting the country and they will visit for sure many beautiful places, so I hope this thread will be a window to know, more closely, the culture of Iceland and also to know what type of ralations Iceland and Denmark have.

I have never been in Iceland so I´m unpatience for the begining of the visit

dazzling 04-24-2008 08:54 AM

This will be interesting. Official visits made by the couple are always nice to follow, im pretty sure we will get tons of beautiful pictures. Any word if the young one/s are going as well? Programme of the visit?

Paty 04-24-2008 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 758043)
Programme of the visit?

Not yet!:flowers:

GlitteringTiaras 05-04-2008 01:26 AM

Here is the Official Program to Iceland regarding the Crown Prince couple's visit to this amazing country. Read when you have a chance.:flowers:

*Thanks must be gicven to JessRulz for providing this PDF for members to read.*

JessRulz 05-05-2008 02:34 AM

Official Program, English Version

Day 1
11:40 - Arrival and meeting of the press. Brief photo opportunity
13:30 - Visit to a school
14:20 - Visit to a culture house
14:55 - Mary will be viewing various designs by local artists and designers
15:05 - Visit to the Icelandic University
15:20 - Attendance at a mini-conference on volcanoes and glaciers
16:30 - Visit to an art museum
19:30 - Gala dinner

Day 2
09:00 - Visit with Icelandic horses, presumably at a farm
11:00 - Visit to a geothermic power plant
11:50 - Stroll through a town to the PM's summer residence
12:30 - Lunch with the PM
14:30 - Visit to the Gullfoss Waterfall
15:10 - Stroll to some restored royal stones
16:55 - Visit to an old church in a town, followed by a visit to the town museum

Day 3
11:00 - Visit to a school, will be received by a brass band
11:45 - Visit to another museum
12:10 - Visit to a local museum, located in a restored merchant house
13:05 - Sailing trip on a boat, with lunch onboard
17:30 - Reception onboard the patrol-frigate ship Vædderen in the Reykjavik Harbour. The Vædderen is a Danish ship.

Day 4
09:00 - Visit to the genom research institute Decode Genetics
10:20 - Visit to the Danish Embassy

:smile::smile:

*Big thanks to Muhler at the CPMMB for the translation

dazzling 05-05-2008 03:57 AM

Thank you Jess for posting. Day 1 seems to be pretty long. Its going to be great to see Frederik after not seeing him for a while working.

missjane 05-05-2008 05:54 AM

I think this is going to be a great visit. So much to see and do! Lots of photo oppurtunities hopefully. Can't wait!:flowers:

msleiman 05-05-2008 07:34 AM

Are the children with them on this trip?

Paty 05-05-2008 07:38 AM

Their arrival
Vísir - Fréttir - Innlent

dazzling 05-05-2008 09:16 AM

Pictures and another picture of the Crown prince couple with president & first lady of Iceland

A few more pictures from the press conference
Group picture ** Frederik & Mary ** Frederik ** Mary

Paty 05-05-2008 10:59 AM

Thank you Dazzlin. Another picture, and here a article with a picture

dazzling 05-05-2008 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paty (Post 762105)

This is from the couples visit to a school.

Empress 05-05-2008 11:22 AM

What absolutely horrifying stockings the Icelandic first lady has on. Good grief! On another note, it's nice to see the CP couple out and about. Is Iceland still a protectorate pof Denmark, or do they just have political ties?

dazzling 05-05-2008 11:57 AM

Here is a VIDEO from the conference. Start if the video, the first lady takes off her sunglasses & hands them over to Frederik but he doesnt take them:biggrin:but then everyone laughs about it.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress (Post 762113)
What absolutely horrifying stockings the Icelandic first lady has on. Good grief! On another note, it's nice to see the CP couple out and about. Is Iceland still a protectorate pof Denmark, or do they just have political ties?

No it isnt. It gained their independence from Denmark in 1904. I think there is some kind of relation between the two countries.

ayvee 05-05-2008 06:01 PM

Just thumbnails but you can see close-up of Princess Mary during the evening event:
Royalportraits

Page 2 shows the full gown:
Royalportraits

Photos during the day:
Royalportraits

-Ayvee

Princess Maxima 05-05-2008 06:01 PM

Gala dinner: Royalportraits

GlitteringTiaras 05-05-2008 06:15 PM

Fantastic! Thank you Ayvee and Princess Maxima. Hopefully we'll be able to see a better view with details of the gown soon. The trip so far seems to be running smoothly and all parties look great.

However, I must say that Mary's make-up at tonight's gala was a little on the heavy side. I prefer a more "light" look for evening... something similar to the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's make-up style.

Al_bina 05-05-2008 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 762082)
A few more pictures from the press conference
Group picture **

I have to say that the First Lady of Iceland has got a very peculiar taste in fashion. Her ensemble reminded of the 1980s fashion: large belts and huge shoulders. As for the stockings, I am speechless.
Crown Princess Mary looked great wearing a classical and demure outfit. I wish she wore brighter colour to enhance her complexion. I also liked Crown Princess Mary's gala hairstyle.


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