Royal visit on Anholt

Several hundred people turned up yesterday at the port to welcome H.M. Queen Margrethe to Anholt. The atmosphere was festive, and adults and children waved paper flags in the wind. The plan was for the Queen to arrive by barge, but the weather and wind would have other ideas. Instead, Queen Margrethe had to be flown to Anholt by helicopter, and, unfortunately, we did not get the beautiful view from the island of the Royal Yacht Dannebrog.

In addition to the reception and a large table with refreshments at the harbour, the Queen visited the coastal defences and radar tower. There was also a drive in the Desert, where Queen Margrethe had the opportunity to take a closer look at the Desert’s unique nature.

“It was an excellent day. Anholt showed itself at its best, even if the sun was missing - it usually shines over here. The Queen seemed to have a good time, and she certainly showed a genuine interest in seeing the island and meeting the locals, which we are delighted about,” says Harbour Master Klaus Jensen.