ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway have arrived in St. Paul for their eight-day tour of Minnesota and Iowa.
Four-year-old Bergen Gandrud Pickett, named for the Norwegian city, greeted the king and queen with a curtsey and a bouquet of flowers outside the Saint Paul Hotel Tuesday evening.
Mayo Clinic. On Sunday, they’ll attend a church service at Augsburg College, a reception at the governor’s mansion and a gala banquet. The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/oBJMg4 ) says the royal couple travels to Duluth on Monday and will conclude their visit Tuesday by opening the Amundsen Exhibit at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, in celebration of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole.