Danish State Visit to Vietnam, Day Four

  November 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm by

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The dreary weather in Vietnam today created some issues for the Danish royals on the fourth day of their state visit.

The morning’s planned sailing trip from the Thien Mu Pagoda was cancelled as the water levels in the river had risen two meters. The royals also had to alter their transportation to the area. HM Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince Henrik had to double back and have their plane land in a city further south, as they were unable to land in Hue. A bus was then arranged to transport the royal couple to their destination.

A tour of the Minh Manh tomb was made the first event on the agenda, and it gave us some of the funniest pictures of the visit! Images of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik wearing candy-coloured plastic ponchos to protect themselves from the rain will never be forgotten, nor will the picture of Prince Henrik attempting to perform ‘The Falcon’ in the middle of tour (TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary quickly diverted their eyes). Minh Manh was the King of Vietnam from 1820 to 1840.

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A reception at the Imperial Palace was hosted by the People’s Committee and President Triet at lunch time, which was followed by a tour of the Imperial City inside the Citadel and a lunch in the Duyet Thi Theatre. The afternoon ended with Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik attending the opening of a new extension to the HUDA Brewery.

The state visit concludes tomorrow. Click here to view the thread at TRF.

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