Royal Family Confirms: Queen Mary Hit in Greenland Scooter Incident

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jul.05 - 2024 1:46 PM CET

Photo: Keld Navntoft - Kongehuset
Photo: Keld Navntoft - Kongehuset
The Danish Queen Mary was not injured after being hit by a scooter in Greenland.

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On Thursday, Queen Mary of Denmark was hit by a scooter during her visit to Greenland’s capital, Nuuk.

The incident occurred as Queen Mary, King Frederik, Princess Josephine, and Prince Vincent arrived in Nuuk.

The Incident

A video obtained by the Danish news agency Ekstra Bladet shows Queen Mary standing in a crowded area when a scooter suddenly hits her.

The Royal House's communications department confirmed to Ekstra Bladet that a minor clash took place but assured that no one was injured.

In the video, Queen Mary can be seen being pushed forward and losing her balance but not falling over. She appears shaken but does not speak after the incident.

Reaction and Response

Spectators in the video gasp in amazement as the scooter hits Queen Mary. A PET guard quickly intervenes, instructing the scooter rider to move back.

"I do not know what happened," the unnamed scooter rider stated.

Queen Mary, although visibly shaken, remained standing and unharmed. The Royal Household emphasized that the Queen was not injured in the incident.

The royal family is on an official visit to Greenland from June 29 to July 6. Despite the incident, the visit is expected to continue as planned.