William PennThe king and queen of Sweden will visit Philadelphia for two days this weekend, officials said.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will be in the city Friday and Saturday, according to a news release.

"They will tour the Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the American Swedish Historical Museum," according to the news release.

Mayor Michael Nutter will welcome the Swedish royals on the 375th anniversary of the founding of New Sweden colony.


On Saturday, the royal couple will attend a symposium on "Making It in America" at the Independence Seaport Museum with the speaker of parliament of Finland, Eero Olavi Heinäluoma, the release said.

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