Friday, June 18, 2010

Christian in Iceland

June 18, 1936

King Christian X of Denmark and of Iceland, is the "only monarch in the world who rules over two distinct kingdoms, according to the AP. He arrived in Reykjavik on board the royal yacht Dannebrog with Queen Alexandrine, and their younger son, Prince Knud and his wife, Princess Caroline Mathilde.
It was a holiday for the Reykjavik's 33,000 residents. Virtually every resident was at the harbor when the Dannebrog "dropped anchor."
Christian addressed his subjects in Icelandic. The official delegation of reception was headed by Iceland's prime minister, Herman Jonasson, 35, who is said to be the world's youngest Prime Minister.

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