News, Culture & Society

Danish royal family don traditional costume for the third day of their visit to the Faroe Islands

The Danish royal family continued their four-day stay on the Faroe Islands in style as they wore traditional costumes on a trip to a fishing village. 

Leading the way was Crown Princess Mary, 46, who, along with the rest of the family, was dressed in traditional Faroe costume as they visited Glyvrar, in the village of Eysturoy, on the third day on their trip.

She was joined by husband Crown Prince Frederikm, 50, and their children Princesses Josephine, 7, and Isabella, 11, plus Princes Christian, 12, and Vincent, 7. 

The happy family can be seen waving from The Royal Yacht Dannebrog, which serves as the official private residence for members of the Royal family overseas, as it docked in Glyvrar.

 

The Danish royal family continued their stay on the Faroe Islands in style as they wore traditional costumes on the third day of their trip to visited Glyvrar, in the village of Eysturoy

Happy family are all smiles as they are pictured on a visit to Bakkafrost, a Faroese salmon farming company based in Glyvrar

Happy family are all smiles as they are pictured on a visit to Bakkafrost, a Faroese salmon farming company based in Glyvrar

Crown Princess Mary (pictured right) 46, and Crown Prince Frederik (pictured left) 50, can be seen waving from their Royal Yacht Dannebrog as it docked in Glyvrar

Crown Princess Mary (pictured right) 46, and Crown Prince Frederik (pictured left) 50, can be seen waving from their Royal Yacht Dannebrog as it docked in Glyvrar

They are all smiles as they are pictured on a visit to Bakkafrost, a Faroese salmon farming company based in Glyvrar.

Prince Vincent and Christian can be seen holding up a large salmon as Princess Josephine and Isabella screw up the faces at the large fish.

Crown Princess Mary and her two daughters wore the female dress of a dress and open sweater laced together using silver buttons and finished with a black cape.

Meanwhile her husband Crown Prince Frederick and their two sons wore a waistcoat and felt coat with silver buttons, blue stockings and the famous floppy hat.

Crown Princess Mary (pictured) and her two daughters wore the traditional Faroe female dress and open sweater laced together using silver buttons and finished with a black cape

Crown Princess Mary (pictured) and her two daughters wore the traditional Faroe female dress and open sweater laced together using silver buttons and finished with a black cape

Prince Christian wears the traditional floppy hat (pictured). The family is paying a four-day visit to the Danish island after they touched down in the Island's capital of Tórshavn on Thursday

Prince Christian wears the traditional floppy hat (pictured). The family is paying a four-day visit to the Danish island after they touched down in the Island’s capital of Tórshavn on Thursday

The family is paying a four-day visit to the Danish island after the couple touched down in the Island’s capital of Tórshavn on Thursday. 

There the Crown Prince Couple participate in an official greeting ceremony on the quay, where the prime minister will deliver a speech welcoming them before paying a visit to the rowing club Knørrur.

They will later visit the government buildings on the Tinganes peninsulal. They will take part in a second welcoming ceremony at the square Vagli in the city centre.

The family’s visit came just two days after dozens of pilot whales and white-sided dolphins were slaughtered as part of the annual hunting season on the Faroe Islands.

Prince Vincent (pictured) visits to the Faroe Islands with his family

Prince Vincent (pictured) visits to the Faroe Islands with his family

Crown Prince Frederick and their Christian and Vincent (pictured) wore a waistcoat and felt coat with silver buttons, blue stockings and the famous floppy hat

Motherly love: Crown Princess Mary shared a tender moment with a hug with her eldest  son, Christian (pictured) on their royal boat

Motherly love: Crown Princess Mary shared a tender moment with a hug with her eldest  son, Christian (pictured) on their royal boat

Every summer, some 800 pilot and beaked whales, as well as dolphins, are killed for their meat across the Faroe Islands, a Danish archipelago located hundreds of miles off the Scottish coast between Norway and Iceland. 

Whale driving on the Faroe Islands date back to the late 16th century and involve residents herding pods of whales into shallow waters.

They are then killed using a ‘spinal lance’ that is inserted through the animal’s neck to break its spinal cord.

Locals carry out the hunts ahead of the sparse winter months, with the meat served salted or cut into steaks and the blubber sliced up and eaten raw.

The family travelled from their home in Copenhagen by boat waving to the islanders as they approached the shore

The family travelled from their home in Copenhagen by boat waving to the islanders as they approached the shore

The family of six arrived on the Faroe islands for the start of their four-day visit on Thursday.

Mary, along with the rest of the family, was dressed in traditional Faroe costume in honour of her visit.

She and her two daughters wore the female dress of a dress and open sweater laced together using silver buttons and finished with a cape.

Meanwhile her husband and their two sons wore a waistcoat and felt coat with silver buttons, blue stockings and the famous floppy hat.

The family travelled from their home in Copenhagen by boat waving to the islanders as they approached the shore.

The family were greeted by the island’s locals who had gathered in anticipation of their arrival, presenting Mary with an elegant posy as she stepped from the boat.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk