THE KING AND QUEEN OF SWEDEN VISIT NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D.C.

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife, Queen Silvia began an official visit to the U.S.A. on May 8, 2013.  The royal couple were in New York where they visited Castle Clinton National Monument at Battery Park accompanied by their younger daughter, Princess Madeleine and her fiance, Chris O’Neill.  The family lunched at the Red Rooster Restaurant in Harlem.  On May 9th, the King and Queen were in Washington D.C. where King Carl Gustaf unveiled a portrait of the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal that will be awarded posthumously to Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who is acknowledged to have saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II.  While in Washington D.C., the couple met with members of Congress and toured the National Museum of the American Indian and the Library of Congress.  Photos by Getty Images.

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