TMs King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden Visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (VIDEO)

On Friday, May 10, 2013, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a brief visit.  This morning the reigning couple arrived at City Hall where Mayor Michael Nutter gave a lovely speech about the historical ties between Philadelphia and Sweden.

Afterward, Their Majesties visited the American Swedish Historical Museum, the Liberty Bell and of course Independence Hall located at the Independence National Historical Park.

Tomorrow, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will arrive in Wilmington, Delaware to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the Kalmar Nyckel’s arrival in Delaware and the first Swedish settlement in the USA.