THE KING AND QUEEN OF SWEDEN VISIT MINNESOTA

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have been on an official visit to the state of Minnesota.  The couple last visited the state ten years ago.   The King and Queen were at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter to help celebrate the college’s 150th anniversary.  In a speech the King said, “”We are proud of what you have done in the first 150 years and look forward to the coming year.”  The King and Queen were also in Minneapolis to dedicate the new Nelson Cultural Center on October 6, 2012, at the American Swedish Institute.  Many Swedish immigrants made their home in the state from the 19th century onwards, giving Minnesota a distinct Scandinavian influence.  King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia also met with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton at the Governor’s residence on in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Photos by Getty Images.

The King during his speech at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota

At the residence of the Governor of Minnesota in St. Paul.

The King and Queen of Sweden with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

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