Sweden's King and Queen visit Wilmington

By Joe Irizarry 7:39pm, May 11, 2013
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden were in Wilmington celebrating the 375th anniversary of the founding of the colony of New Sweden.

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The colony is present day Wilmington, and the Royals were at the Riverfront before a crowd excited to see them.

Sten Sundelin is originally from Stockholm, Sweden, and this isn't the first time he's seen the King.

"Well, it's very nice to be able to see the Swedish King and Queen. I've had the opportunity to see the King when he was a Prince back in Sweden a long time ago, and just it will be nice to see him again and watch Kalmar Nyckel again which is a great ship," says Sundelin.

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Helene Lotierzo was at the ceremony to see royalty in person.

"It's an important piece of history. The King and Queen are here, I think we should participate, welcome them and show our support," says Lotierzo.

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After the ceremony, the dignitaries boarded the Kalmar Nyckel and set sail to Fort Christina Park.


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