The King and Queen visit Gustavus Adolphus College. Photo: Jessica Gow/Scanpix
On Friday 5 October, The King and Queen continued their visit to Minneapolis in the USA.
The day began with a visit to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, directly south of Minneapolis, which was founded in 1862. President Jack Ohle welcomed The King and Queen, after which they attended the college's services together with 1,300 students and members of staff. The King gave a speech in which he mentioned the strong links between Sweden and the US, and particularly the Swedish communities in Minnesota. You can read The King's speech here. The King and Queen then visited the Hillstrom Museum of Art, where a major exhibition of Swedish art from 1862 onwards includes loans from the Moderna Museet and the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. Lunch was held in the Gustavus Adolphus College Alumni Hall. After lunch, The King and Queen opened a square and a sculpture that had been created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Gustavus Adolphus College this year. In the afternoon, The King attended a seminar entitled "From Global to Local: Teaching and Living Environmental Sustainability", at which the college's students and their teachers discussed environmental issues. At the same time, The Queen attended "Protecting and Supporting the World's Women and Children", at which issues relating to children's rights were discussed. You can read The Queen's speech here. In the evening, the college held a dinner for The King and Queen.