Now that H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik’s trip to Japan is almost over, the heir to the Danish throne reflected upon his official visit to the country.
According to the Danish magazine, BT, the crown prince made a point that he wanted to share with his family what he saw in the towns and villages that were destroyed by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. He also finally realized how powerful mother nature came be:
‘It’s tremendous to see firsthand what the forces of nature can do’, says the Crown Prince. ’It puts everything into perspective knowing that the forces of nature is bigger than we humans. And it is healthy for us Danes, yes for myself to come out here and experience it here. We are very fortunate in Denmark and lives in many ways protected because we do not suffer from the same large-scale natural disasters’, he says and emphasizes that we should remember to be grateful.
The crown prince plans to share his experiences with his two children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, when he returns home on Thursday. ’I will tell them that Dad has been out to visit adults and children who have had their houses washed away completely by the tsunami,’ says Crown Prince Frederik.
Source and photo courtesy of: BT.dk by Jeppe Michael Jensen