The Queen Of Norway Is In Minnesota, Here Is Where She Is Visiting
Minnesota is playing host to royalty right now as the Queen of Norway is in the state making a visit.
Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway will start her visit to Minnesota today, October 13th, and will be hanging around making lots of stops before leaving on Sunday, October 16th. According to a release from the Royal House of Norway, the visit is to "mark Norway’s strong ties with the Norwegian-American community in the US."
One of the stops on the Queen's busy schedule is a visit to St. Olaf College located in Northfield, the private college was founded in 1874 by a group of Norwegian-American immigrants. She'll also be visiting the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, or Mindekirken, located in Minneapolis, the church is only one of two in the county that use Norwegian as the primary language during services, and it's celebrating its 100th birthday, Queen Sonja will attend a celebratory service in the church.
The Queen will also spend some time with Governor Walz at the Norway House in Minneapolis, the Norway House is described as "a hub for Norwegian art, culture, and business in the Midwest."
Queen Sonja is married to King Harald V and became Queen on January 17th, 1991, she is currently 85 years old and was born a "commoner", she dated the now King in secret for many years because of that and they need special permission from King Olaf V.