Programme for The Queen and The Prince Consort's summer cruise, 5-9 June.

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HM The Queen and HRH The Prince Consort are on a summer cruise aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog and will pay visits to Stubbekøbing, Faaborg, Avernakø, Lyø, Middelfart and Endelave from 5-9 June.

The Regional State Administration and the individual municipalities have planned the programmes for the visits in cooperation with The Lord Chamberlain’s Office.

The program for The Queen and The Prince Consort’s summer cruise 5-9 June can be seen in the right column. 

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Published June 1, 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Official visit to Stubbekøbing
10.00
The Queen and The Prince Consort arrive on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog at Stubbekøbing Harbour and are received by Helle Haxgart, the director of Region Zealand, and Mr. Peter Haxgart. The Queen and The Prince Consort stroll to Stubbekøbing Town Hall. 

Reception at Stubbekøbing Town Hall
10.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort are accompanied by the mayor and vice mayor to the town council chamber, where the mayor will give a speech and present the town’s gift to The Queen and The Prince Consort. 

Stubbekøbing Nursing Home
11.05
The Queen visits Stubbekøbing Nursing Home to meet its residents and inspect its facilities.

Gunslevholm Sports Continuation School
11.40
The Queen is shown Gunslevholm Sports Continuation School’s newest facility, "Spring – og Kulturcenteret", and attends a gymnastics performance by the school’s students. 

Stubbekøbing Motorcycle Museum
kl. 11.05
The Prince Consort visits Stubbekøbing Motorcycle and Radio Museum, showcasing the museum’s motorcycles, and the chairman of the culture and recreation committee gives a speech.

Hardi International A/S
11.45
The Prince Consort visits Hardi International A/S and inspects sprayers used for agriculture. After the demonstration of one sprayer, The Prince Consort will name it a commemorative anniversary sprayer. 

Lunch in The Middle Ages Centre
12.50
The Queen and The Prince Consort take part in a lunch in The Golden Swan inn with a welcoming speech by the mayor.

Tour of The Middle Ages Centre
14.10
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit The Middle Ages Centre and watch the use of a catapult and a jousting match.  

Bishop’s Palace
14.50
The Queen visits The Bishop’s Palace and is led by bishop Steen Skovgaard, who tells about the buildings and the newly created Monrad Society. 

Centre for Vocational Education Lolland Falster (CELF)
14.50
The Prince Consort visits CELF and is introduced to the project “Meals for People” and the centre’s library, called “Kringlen”.  Afterwards, six students from Grand Cru will produce a dish that they collaboratively made during the recent Baltic Cooking competition at the school. 

Revue performance
16.00
The Nykøbing F. Revue gives a special performance for The Queen and The Prince Consort on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. The mayor thanks The Queen and The Prince Consort for their visit to Guldborgsund Municipality. 

Reception on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog
19.30
Reception for invited guests on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog in Stubbekøbing Harbour with music by the Music School’s Big Band. 

Departure from Stubbekøbing Harbour 
22.00
The Royal Yacht Dannebrog sails from Stubbekøbing Harbour to Faaborg. On this occasion, there will be community singing by the Stubbekøbing Choir on the pier. 


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Official visit to Faaborg
10.00
The Queen and The Prince Consort arrive at Faaborg Harbour and are received by Ninna Würtzen, the director of the Region of Southern Denmark, and Mr. Hans Würtzen.

Coach tour
10.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort ride together with the mayor and his wife to the Town Hall, escorted by the Royal Household Hussar Guard Regiment. Along the route, there will be musical entertainment, and students and teachers from Faaborg Sound School will line up along the route. 

Reception at Faaborg Town Hall
11.00
The Queen and The Prince Consort are escorted by the mayor to the town council chamber, where the mayor will give a speech and the town’s gift will be presented to The Queen and The Prince Consort. 

Coach tour
11.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort pass by a day care centre, Sundbrinkens Børnehus, and say hello to the children and workers there.

Price’s Garden Nursing Home
11.35
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit Price’s Garden Nursing Home and are briefed about the welfare technology solutions that are utilised in the Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality. 

Luncheon at The White Pack House
12.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in a luncheon with the Town Council at The White Pack House restaurant. There will be musical entertainment by the Slesvig Music Corps during the arrival.   

Faaborg Gymnasium
14.05
The Queen inspects Faaborg Gymnasium, where she will be told about the scientific collaboration between basic school and the gymnasium.

Eldan Recycling A/S
14.35
The Queen visits Eldan Recycling A/S, which sells machines and facilities to the recycling industry, and is shown around the area.

The Øhav Museum
15.05
The Queen visits the innovative Øhav Museum and is briefed about the vision behind the project. During the tour, musician Harald Haugaard performs a piece of acoustic music from the 1700s. 

Konnerup Chocolate
14.10
The Prince Consort visits Konnerup Chocolate and opens a new production facility. 

Tuco Marine ApS
14.45
The Prince Consort visits the shipyard Tuco Marine ApS, whose core competence today is the construction of light vessels in mostly carbon fibre. 

Sculptor Keld Moseholm
15.05
The Prince Consort visits sculptor Keld Moseholm, who shows his works and tells about his work methods. 

FilmFyn
15.45
The Queen and The Prince Consort take part in a FilmFyn event at Faaborg Harbour with musical entertainment by Faaborg-Midtfyn Music School. During the event, The Queen and The Prince Consort will observe a shooting session for the film ”Far til fire til søs”; afterwards, the mayor will thank The Queen and The Prince Consort for the visit. 

Reception on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog 
19.30
Reception for invited guests on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog, Faaborg Harbour.

Departure from Faaborg Harbour
22.00
The Royal Yacht Dannebrog sails from Faaborg Harbour to Avernakø and Lyø.


Thursday, 7 June 2012
Official visit to Avernakø
10.00
The Queen and The Prince Consort arrive by barge at Korshavn, Avernakø, and are received by mayor Hans Jørgensen and Mrs. Louise Lau Bøjden. There will be musical entertainment on the pier. 

Tractor tour
10.15
The Queen and The Prince Consort ride in a tractor-drawn carriage to Avernakø Church. On the way, tour guide Carsten Pagh Madsen tells about the island. 

Avernakø Church
10.35
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit Avernakø Church. Organist Winnie Todsen Platz plays a piece of music for them. 

The Maypole in Avernak
11.00
The Queen and The Prince Consort see the Maypole in Avernak, which stands in the original version with a stone coaming and functions as the official flagpole for the island. Afterwards, The Queen and The Prince Consort stroll to Den Lille Kunsthal (The Little Art Hall).

The Little Art Hall
11.15
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit The Little Art Hall and are shown this year’s exhibition. Afterwards, The Queen and The Prince Consort walk on to the Den Gamle Præstegård (The Old Vicarage). 

Luncheon at The Old Vicarage
11.55
The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in a luncheon in the garden by The Old Vicarage with residents of the island.

Departure from Avernakø Harbour
13.00
The Queen and The Prince Consort sail from Avernakø Harbour to Lyø Harbour. During the departure, islanders sing "The Avernakø Song".

Official visit to Lyø
13.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort arrive at Lyø Harbour and are received by mayor Hans Jørgensen. The FDF Svanninge-Faaborg Drum Corps will provide musical entertainment at the harbour.  

Tractor tour
13.45
The Queen and The Prince Consort ride in a tractor-drawn carriage to Klokkestenen (The Bell Stone). They will briefly stop, without disembarking, at Mindestenen (The Remembrance Monument). On the way, tour guide Rasmus Andersen will tell about the island. 

The Bell Stone
14.10
The Queen and The Prince Consort see The Bell Stone, which is a more than thousand year-old dolmen chamber that emits clear tones when struck with a stone. 

Lyø Church
14.40
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit Lyø Church. They walk from Lyø Church to the conference room at Lyø Ferielejligheder.

Coffee and tea in the garden by Lyø Ferielejligheder
14.55
The Queen and The Prince Consort are offered coffee and tea in the garden by Lyø Ferielejligheder, with participation by island residents. Afterwards, the mayor thanks The Queen and The Prince Consort for the visit.

Departure from Lyø Harbour
15.50
The Queen and The Prince Consort sail by barge from Lyø Harbour to the Royal Yacht Dannebrog. During the departure, the FDF Svanninge-Faaborg Drum Corps will provide musical entertainment. 


Friday, 8 June 2012
Official visit to Middelfart
10.00
The Queen and The Prince Consort arrive at Middelfart Harbour and are received by Ninna Würtzen, the director of the Region of Southern Denmark, and Mr. Hans Würtzen. 

Coach tour
10.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort ride by coach with mayor Steen Dahlstrøm and his wife to the City Hall, escorted by the Royal Household Hussar Guard Regiment. 

Reception at Middelfart City Hall
10.40
The Queen and The Prince Consort are accompanied by the mayor to the City Council chamber, where the mayor will give a speech and the town’s gift will be presented to The Queen and The Prince Consort. 

Coach tour
11.15
The Queen and The Prince Consort ride by coach to the Museum of International Ceramic Art-Denmark with mayor Steen Dahlstrøm and his wife, escorted by the Royal Household Hussar Guard Regiment. 

Museum of International Ceramic Art-Denmark in Middelfart’s Grimmerhus
11.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit the Museum of International Ceramic Art-Denmark at Grimmerhus and are shown around the exhibition “Fra Sans Til Samling” (“From Sense to Collection”). The museum’s plans for its future enlargement will also be presented.

Luncheon at Hindsgavl Castle
12.20
The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in the town council’s official luncheon at Hindsgavl Castle.

Fiberline Composites A/S
13.45
The Queen visits Fiberline Composites A/S, which is one of the world’s leading producers of fibreglass composite parts for, among others, the wind energy sector.

Skovbakken Residence Home
14.30
The Queen visits a residence home, Skovbakken Vestbo. She greets residents and sees the facility’s recently completed renovations. Vestbo is a residence service for adults with various permanent physical and psychological impairments. 

Humlemagasinet
15.05
The Queen is shown around Humlemagasinet, a museum located in an old hops storehouse, where visitors can now see changing cultural history exhibitions.

Departure from Hindsgavl Castle’s Boat Jetty to Middelfart Marina
13.40
The Prince Consort sails from Hindsgavl Castle’s Boat Jetty to Middelfart Marina. During the boat trip, Technology and Environment director Thorbjørn Sørensen tells about Middelfart, and curator Maiken Nørup from Middelfart Museum tells about Hindsgavl’s history.

Middelfart Marina, Match Racing Denmark
14.15
The Prince Consort visits Match Racing Denmark, which is Denmark’s largest match race centre. During the visit, The Prince Consort starts a sailing race. 

Dinex A/S
15.00
The Prince Consort visits and is shown around Dinex A/S, which is a global leader in the development, production and sale of environmentally friendly spare parts for, among other things, lorries. 

United Shipping & Trading Company (USTC)
15.35
The Prince Consort visits USTC, which has roots in Denmark’s maritime industry with activities such as tanker shipping and door-to-door logistics services using its own terminals, lorries and vessels.

HRH The Prince Consort’s sculpture
16.10
The Queen and The Prince Consort arrive at Strandvejen by Rudbæksbanke, Strib, and see The Prince Consort’s sculpture of a bronze torso, which was unveiled 27 June 2007. As an honorary gunner in the Sophiæodde Saluteringslaug (Salute Firing Guild), The Prince Consort fires off a salute.   

Kulturøen
16.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort are shown around Middelfart’s culture centre, Kulturøen (The Culture Island). There will be performances by the youth team of the Fjeldsted-Harndrup Gymnastics Club as well as Middelfart Music School’s Rhythmic Talent Band, and citizens will get the opportunity to thank The Queen and The Prince Consort for the visit. 

Reception on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog 
19.30
Reception for invited guests on the Royal Yacht Dannebrog, Middelfart Harbour. 

Departure from Middelfart Harbour
22.00
The Royal Yacht Dannebrog sails from Middelfart Harbour to Endelave. 


Saturday, 9 June 2012
Official visit to Endelave 
10.00
The Queen and The Prince Consort arrive by barge at Endelave Harbour and are received by Torben Sørensen, the director of the Region of Central Denmark. The Drum Corps of the Horsens Guard plays music.

Coach tour 
10.15
Departure by coach from Endelave Harbour to Skippergården.

Skippergården/Endelave Flet 
10.20
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit Skippergården/Endelave Flet (Weavers), where the classic Poul Kjærholm chairs are woven.

Walk through the village
10.35
The Queen and The Prince Consort walk through the village to Endelave Net, Endelave School, Endelave Inn and Endelave Medical Centre.

Endelave Net
10.40
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit the IT company Endelave Net – an example of future business growth on the island. 

Endelave Skole
10.45
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit Endelave School (0.-7. grades). 

Endelave Inn
11.05
The Queen and The Prince Consort are invited for coffee in the outdoor restaurant at Endelave Inn. Afterwards, they walk to the medical centre. 

Endelave Medical Centre
11.25
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit Endelave Medical Centre and are briefed about the health and emergency services on the island.

Coach tour
11.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort ride in a coach from the medical centre to Endelave Church.

Endelave Church
11.35
The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in a short devotional service in Endelave Church, including a narrative about the church’s history and its significance to life on the island. 

The Ship Grave at Øvre
12.20
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit a ship grave on Endelave’s northern tip, Øvre. On the flat salt marsh lies a more than 20 metre long, oval shaped collection of large stones, and according to earlier accounts there were even more large stones on the site. During the past 200 years, many guesses about the function of the stone collection have been offered; from a long dolmen dating back to the Stone Ages to a ship grave from the Viking era to just a random collection of stones caused by the sea.  

Endelave Hunting Club
12.40
At the Endelave Hunting Club, The Queen and The Prince Consort are told about the hunting opportunities on Endelave, including rabbit hunting with ferrets, which are animals similar to polecats.  (carried in a ferret box)

Luncheon at Louisenlund Estate
13.15
The Queen and The Prince Consort participate in a luncheon at Louiselund Estate. 

Endelave Bryggerlaug (Brewers Guild)
14.25
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit Endelave Brewers Guild and get insight about the active associations on the island. 

Endelave Airfield
14.55
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit Endelave Airfield and watch an air show. 

Endelave Medicinal Herb Garden
15.35
The Queen and The Prince Consort visit Endelave Medicinal Herb Garden and are shown around in the visitor’s garden and in the drying facilities. During the visit, curator Anders Horsbøl Nielsen unveils the first  ”Living Culture-TRAIL”, a project focusing on the traces of natural and cultural heritage in the landscape. 

Tractor tour
16.15
The Queen and The Prince Consort ride in a tractor-drawn carriage from the medicinal herb garden past the remembrance monument for Agda and on to Endelave Harbour.

Departure from Endelave Harbour
16.30
The Queen and The Prince Consort sail by barge from Endelave Harbour to the Royal Yacht Dannebrog. During their departure, the Endelave Spillemænd will perform songs and music.


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