Huge billows of smoke rose over Denmark's capital and people were seen rushing inside the building to save paintings.
Christina Block's son and daughter were with their father at the time of the incident.
Margrethe announced that she plans to abdicate and hand over the throne to her son, Crown Prince Frederik.
A storm has brought heavy rain, strong winds across northern Europe, bringing down trees and prompting warnings of flooding on the North Sea coast.
At one point, he “attempted to eat the chocolate that belonged to members of the cabin crew."
A 57-year-old truck driver was detained and held on suspicion of causing reckless endangerment to life.
At first the tremors were thought to have been caused by earthquakes, but on Monday researchers said they were caused by pressure waves from "an unknown source."
The statue in Copenhagen, Denmark, has long been a popular target for vandals — who have previously blown the mermaid off her perch, beheaded her and painted her.
Queen Margrethe II insisted the move was "a necessary future-proofing of the monarchy."
A series of unusual leaks on two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany have triggered concerns about sabotage.