On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark arrived at the Vikingeskibsmuseet in Roskilde to officially open the new exhibition, Verden i Vikingetiden (The World in the Viking Age).
Per the Vikingeskibsmuseet:
“Experience the Scandinavian Viking Age from a new, global perspective. Join us on sea voyages from the farthest reaches of Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, and from the Persian Gulf to East Africa and China.
Trade, piracy, exploration and maritime networks are not only limited to Europe’s northern harbours and the Vikings’ world. In other parts of the world, people, goods and ideas are also transported over long distances. Sailing ships make it possible to reach new worlds, far away from familiar shores.
At seafaring’s nodal points, complex new cultures, towns, networks and communities emerge. Voyages connect coasts the world over and bring together people of different ideas, beliefs and traditions.”
Verden i Vikingetiden will be open to the public on April 11 – December 30, 2014. For more information about the exhibition please visit the official website for the Vikingeskibsmuseet here.
On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their visit to New Zealand. This morning the royal couple arrived in Blenheim where they participated in a wreath laying ceremony in Seymour Square according to Clarence House.
Thereafter, the duke and duchess visited the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and attended a gala state reception at Government House in Wellington where His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge unveiled a new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by artist Mr. Nick Cuthell.
For more information about today’s events as well as to watch videos and view photos please click the links below.