Queen Sonja arrives in town

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.


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  • John Tulloch

    • July 19th, 2014 12:46

    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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