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Iceland Eruption Disturbs Royal Banquet

The volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier in south Iceland might have a considerable influence on the festivities organized in Denmark because of Queen Margrethe II’s 70th birthday tomorrow.

Frederick VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Flights have been disrupted widely in Europe and Kastrup, the international airport in Copenhagen, was closed today in the afternoon, ruv.is reports.

It is doubtful whether the Icelandic presidential couple will get to the banquet as they had planned and royal banquet guests from other parts of the world will probably need to find themselves some other form of transport.

The matter has received widespread coverage in the Danish press. The paper Ekstra Bladet, for instance, has initiated an opinion poll amongst its readers about whether Icelanders should pay carbon tax because of the eruption.

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