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President of Iceland Sends Condolences to Queen Elizabeth II

The President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has sent his condolences to Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh on Twitter, stating that “The people of Iceland have fond memories of HRH Prince Philip’s visits to this country.”

Prince Phillip visited Iceland twice, once on his own in 1964 and again on an official visit with the queen in 1990. In a post on Facebook, President Guðni posted a newspaper article from the 1964 visit, which noted that during his visit to the official presidential residence Bessastaðir, Phillip was interested in the varied birdlife in the area but less pleased with the presence of photographers documenting his visit.

During the four-day visit in 1964, Prince Philip enjoyed “the excitement of salmon fishing on the river Norðurá in the peaceful countryside at Borgarfjörður,” as stated in a 1964 issue of Iceland Review.

Iceland Review. Prince Philip salmon fishing in Norðurá river. 

 

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