The King and Queen visit Minneapolis, day 1

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The King and Queen at the Nelson Cultural Center. Photo: Jessica Gow/Scanpix

On Thursday 4 October, The King and Queen began their visit to Minneapolisexternal link, opens in new window, Minnesota, USA.
The visit began in the afternoon at the Nelson Cultural Centerexternal link, opens in new window, where The King and Queen were welcomed by the American Swedish Institute's President and CEO Bruce Karstadt. The centre was opened in June 2012, and is a Swedish cultural centre in Minneapolis including an art gallery, studios and large exhibition spaces.
 
During the visit, artist Helena Hernmarck showed her "In Our Natureexternal link, opens in new window" exhibition, and architect Tim Carl talked about the work involved in building the centre with as little environmental impact as possible.
 
In the evening, the American Swedish Instituteexternal link, opens in new window held a dinner for The King and Queen.