Swedish royal couple visits Minnesota

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King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are visiting the land of ten thousand lakes this week and feeling quite at home.

The Swedish royal couple visited the American Swedish Institute on Thursday, their first stop in a three-day visit to Minnesota, the Star Tribune reported. They then toured the new Nelson Cultural Center and saw an exhibit of tapestries by Swedish artist Helena Hernmarck.

It's hard to know exactly what the Swedish royal couple is saying about their trip, according to a reporter from the Star Tribune, since U.S. media is not allowed interviews, but an endless supply of smiles and cinnamon buns at the outings gives off quite a happy feeling.

Today, the couple is scheduled to attend the 150th anniversary of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MinnPost reported, saving a visit to the Governor's Residence in St. Paul for Sunday.

While most events are invitation only, Minnesotans can possibly get a glimpse of the royal couple before they head to the Governor's Residence Sunday morning at 9:30, according to MinnPost.

Almost one in 10 Minnesotans have Swedish background, reported the Star Tribune, giving Minnesota the greatest population of Swedes in the entire country.

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