Day 3: Visiting Greenland

Sunday, August 3rd

The Crown Prince couple are visiting South Greenland from August 1-8th along with Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. 

Program:

Qaqortoq
  • 9:45 am. The royal family arrived to Qaqortoq.
  • 10:05 am. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary planted a tree and were photographed with their four children. 
  • 11:05 am. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Campus Kujalleq.
  • 11:30 am. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited the fish factory Avataq.
  • 11:55 am. The royal couple visited the school Sulisartut Højskoliat, the drop-in center Neriusaaq and the nursery Inneriilat.
  • 12:30 pm. The royal couple attended lunch at Kujalleq.
  • 1:30 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary payed a visit to the disability institution Ivaaraq.
  • 2:00 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary visited Great Greenland.
  • 2:40 pm. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended a children football event. 
  • 4:00 pm. The Crown Prince couple participated in a reception on Dannebrog. 
  • 6:00 pm. The royal family left Qaqortoq

The royal family arriving to Qaqortoq

We are already on day 3. Days go by quickly when the family is on overseas visits like this one. Usually there is nothing special about them arriving; they are welcomed by a small committee, music is played and the royal lady receives a bouquet of flowers. The same happened when Frederik and Mary arrived to Qaqortoq along with their four lovely children, but two things were a bit different. If you have seen the pictures, you know what I'm talking about. All six were dressed in traditional Greenlandic costumes featuring the most beautiful colours and embroidery and they all received bouquets.
  Before Frederik and Mary visited Campus Kujalleq and the fish factory Avataq, all six of them planted a tree and were photographed next to it. Simply wonderful to see the children running around and having fun and greeting everyone on their way. Think their parents really enjoy sharing these experiences with their kids. 

As I mentioned before all royal family members were dressed in Greenlandic national costumes. Similar costumes are seen in Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands and in Denmark. Back in the old days the suit were made of the fur from seals, polar bears and foxes. Since the Greenlandic people came in contact with the world outside, they came in possession of beads and the national costume changes to what we see today. The suit also change appearance depending on what part of Greenland you are coming from. The suit Mary wears are traditional for the western part; recognized because of all the colors used. The long boots is white which, symbolizing her as a younger woman. Compared to Queen Margrethes costume -her boots are red indicating that she's a bit older. She added a pair of round purple earrings matching the wonderful colors in the suit! The same earrings as in 2004 when they visited Greenland. Talking about jewellery, her bracelet is from Shamballa Jewels

Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle White Diamond Pavé


Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary during their day in Qaqortoq

For a couple of hour or so, the Crown Prince couple visited the school Sulisartut Højskoliat, the drop-in center Neriusaaq, the nursery Inneriilat and the disability institution Ivaaraq. I was a true pleasure watching pictures from all visits, because of the residents happy faces and big laughs. Sincere happiness. And I am sure the royal couple enjoyed it as much. The atmosphere was all relaxed and though people were facing the future King and Queen of Denmark, everybody were so... relaxed. Something I have heard many say after having met the couple, is that they are always down on earth. Oh... and not to forget, Prince Christian joined them on and off during their day in Qaqortoq. 

Later she changed to a bit more practical outfit. I have no idea about where it's from, but I really like the colour combination -white and brown. Do not think we have ever seen any of the pieces before, have we? Well, she had matched a pair of brown striped trousers, flat boots, a white turtleneck blouse and of course that brown fur vest. Love how her hair looks more than perfect next to what she was wearing. Think I see a pair of large diamond earrings, such as a diamond ring from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen and her golden Shamballa Jewels bracelet featuring a pink diamond ball. Though it is a rather simple outfit I like everything about it. 

End of day 3. 

Bracelet: Shamballa Jewels Royal Bracelet w. Argyle White Diamond Pavé
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Band Ring

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