Sweden’s King & Queen Visit Minnesota, Oct. 4-6, 2012.

(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden arrive at the Minneapolis Saint Paul airport for their visit to Minnesota to dedicate the American Swedish Institute's new Nelson Cultural Center.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia of Sweden are greeted at the Minneapolis Saint Paul airport by the grandchildren of Dr. Edward and Patricia Lindell for their visit to Minnesota to dedicate the American Swedish Institute's new Nelson Cultural Center.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
Lily Monson Gimpl, 4, of Falcon Heights, Minn. presents flowers to Queen Silvia of Sweden during a private tour of the American Swedish Institute's new Nelson Cultural Center during Minnesota visit.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden tour the American Swedish Institute's new Nelson Cultural Center during Minnesota visit on Oct. 6, 2012.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
Queen Silvia of Sweden interacts with children at a handcraft workshop at the American Swedish Institute's new Nelson Cultural Center.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden formally dedicate the Carl and Leslie Nelson Cultural Center, as well as other extensive renovations to the historic Turnblad Mansion and the campus grounds on Oct. 6, 2012.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
King Carl XVI and Queen Silvia of Sweden are greeted at the dedication event for the American Swedish Institute's new Nelson Cultural Center, Oct. 6, 2012.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
Truett Lawson, ASI Board of Trustees, Chair and Leslie Nelson unveiling a plaque at the American Swedish Institute’s Nelson Cultural Center dedication. Oct. 6, 2012.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
Bruce Karstadt, president/CEO of the American Swedish Institute (ASI), addressing a crowd of 400 donors, dignitaries, ASI members and volunteers at the Nelson Cultural Center dedication, on Oct. 6, 2012.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
Mara Lien of Richfield holding flowers at the American Swedish Institute’s Nelson Cultural Center dedication, Oct. 6, 2012.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
Laurie Jacobi, wool designer and Chuck Mooty, CEO of Faribault Woolen Mill Co. present a gift to Their Majesties at ASI's Nelson Cultural Center. Oct. 6, 2012.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
Bruce Karstadt, president/CEO of the American Swedish Institute, Jonas Hafström, Sweden Ambassador to the United States, Their Majesties, Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Francis Brzezinski and Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Oct. 6, 2012.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
King Carl XVI Gustaf speaks to a crowd of 400 donors, dignitaries, American Swedish Institute members and volunteers at the Nelson Cultural Center dedication Oct. 6, 2012.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
Lily Monson Gimpl, 4, of Falcon Heights, Minn. presents flowers to Queen Silvia of Sweden during a private tour of the American Swedish Institute's new Nelson Cultural Center during Minnesota visit.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
Sweden's King & Queen Visit Minn., Oct.4-6, 2012
Mara Lien of Richfield presenting flowers to Queen Silvia of Sweden at the American Swedish Institute’s Nelson Cultural Center dedication.
(credit: Padilla Speer Beardsley)
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