Sweden’s King and Queen visit Minneapolis

The Swedish King and Queen after they arrived
at the Nelson Cultural Center

Sweden’s King Carl and Queen Sonja embarked on an official visit to Minneapolis from Oct. 4-6. Here’s the itinerary of their trip:

October 4

The King and Queen toured the American Swedish Institute at the Nelson Cultural Center. They were greeted by an entourage led by the institute’s CEO Bruce Karstadt.
In the evening, the Institute held a celebratory dinner for the royal couple.

October 5

The King and Queen of Sweden gets a warm welcome at
the Gustavus Adolphus College
The King and Queen began their day with a visit to the Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, where they joined students and faculty during a college service. he King gave a speech in which he mentioned the strong links between Sweden and the US, and particularly the Swedish communities in Minnesota.

The royal couple then proceeded to the Hillstrom Museum of Arts “where a major exhibition of Swedish art from 1862 onwards includes loans from the Moderna Museet and the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.” They then returned to the Gustavus Adolphus College for lunch. Still in the campus, the King attended a seminar titled "From Global to Local: Teaching and Living Environmental Sustainability," while the Queen lent her presence at another seminar, "Protecting and Supporting the World's Women and Children.”
In the evening, the royal couple attended a dinner held in their honor.

October 6

King Carl delivers his speech at the American Swedish Institute
The King’s last day in Minnesota started with a reception at the official residence of Minnesota's Governor Mark Dayton, where around 150 guests were invited to the reception.

The King and Queen proceeded to the American Swedish Institute for lunch held in their honor. Then, a ceremony was held where the King and Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque.

In the evening, a fundraising dinner was held for the American Swedish Institute.

For the latest news about the Swedish Royal Family, visit their official website.


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