Their Majesties King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden arrived in New York City last evening to begin their four-day visit to the United States in “...in connection with the 375th anniversary of the Kalmar Nyckel’s arrival in Delaware and the first Swedish settlement in the USA” according to the Swedish royal court.
This morning Their Majesties accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her fiancé, Mr. Christopher O’Neill, had a nice family outing whilst visiting the Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park, New York City. Soon, the lovely royal family took a boat ride to Ellis Island as well as to Liberty Island where they gazed upon the majestic Statue of Liberty. Afterward, Their Majesties headed on over to Harlem where they enjoyed a fabulous lunch at the famous Red Rooster restaurant.
Anyway, according to various sources Their Majesties will visit Washington, DC and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Whilst in Philly Their Majesties will “… tour of City Hall before visiting the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Barnes and the American Swedish Historical Museum…” before heading on over to Wilmington, Delaware.
Video about the upcoming celebrations in Delaware.
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