I watched the main news at 19.00 and they had a good coverage of the event.
Half the island seemed to have turned out!
The flowergirl, was appropriately named Isabella too, even though she was nine years old. She was a bit nervous and she didn't feel brave enough to actually talk to Bella, who incidentally was higher than the one year older flowergirl. But there was a slight disappointment though. Isabella had hoped Bella would be wearing a dress.
It was fun to be on the job for the first time, Bella confirmed several times.
Tooting the horn of the ferry was major cool! And it is
quite something to have a ferry named after you, she admitted with a very charming archetypical Copenhagener accent.
I fear several of the M&F children will have a belly ache tonight with at least ten boxes of strawberries to take home.
Holding an owl, half the size of herself was a bit daunting, she needed a slight support to even being able to hold the bird!
She also held a falcon, but the predator seemed quite unimpressed by the royal arm.
Petting the cute lamb was fun. But holding a live eel and a live crab, no thank you! They were major yuck! And they smelled! Phew!
It was good to have mother close by but Bella seemed to take her first day on the job in her stride. A bit unaccustomed to being in the focus and exactly what to do, but not the least bit scared nor too shy.
When asked she didn't quite know what she had looked the most forward to today. "I dunno, hmm, honk the horn", she replied.
- But now the local news are on, and I may add something later.
Can you watch this TV2 clip: TV 2 | ØSTJYLLAND | Prinsesse døber færge | Nyheder | Samsø
If so, I will write a bit about it in a couple of hours.
Right, let's have a look at this clip:
0:20 - The local mayor, who speaks brilliant Danish, with local accent even. He's done a lot for Samsø since he arrived in DK from the Netherlands.
He explains that it's very much about having some good stories, when it's about tourism. And this is where Isabella come in.
0:40 - "Long live, Princess Isabella..."!
0:52 - Q: How is it to have a ferry named after you?
I: "It's very ra... funny".
Q: Why so?
I: "Because you have your own ferry and it's really exciting to try and have your own ferry".
Q: What have you looked the most forward to today?
I: "Hmm, I don't know. To honk the horn".
But not all are pleased with the ferry changing name from M/F Samsø to M/F Prinsesse Isabella. Not that they have anything against Isabella, they just felt the community should have had a say.
1:49 - The Greenlandic looking lady says she believe M&F are visiting Samsø from time to time. (That sounds plausible. They are often seen going on the ferry between Jutland and Zealand, but thy could just as easily make a pit stop on Samsø. And there is a noble family who have a residence on the island. We need FasterB, she has a very good track on who's who).
As you can tell, it was crawling with press!