21st April 2019
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Queen Sonja arrives in town

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Norway’s royal yacht the Norge made a fleeting visit to Lerwick Harbour this morning, and was believed to be carrying the Queen of Norway onboard.

But a walk-about on the streets of the town from Queen Sonja looks unlikely. It is understood that any visit from the queen, or other members of the Norwegian royal family, is being made purely in a private capacity.

The vessel – said to be similar in size to the former Earl of Zetland – berthed at the head of Victoria Pier. She is believed to have a trip to Faroe scheduled for this afternoon.

The visit meant the accommodation vessel Ocean Endeavour had to be moved away from her berth, and is now lying at anchor in the harbour.

About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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One comment

  1. John Tulloch

    First, the Norwegian prime minister, now their queen!

    Is there any truth in the rumour that Stuart Hill was welcomed aboard for lunch, Brian?


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