Who:     Mayor Michael A. Nutter

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden


What: Mayor Nutter will welcome King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden to Philadelphia on the 375th

Anniversary of the founding of the New Sweden colony.


During the two-day visit, Their Majesties will be officially welcomed by Mayor Nutter at City Hall. They will tour the Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the American Swedish Historical Museum.  On Saturday, May 11th, Their Majesties will attend a Symposium on ‘Making It In America’ at the Independence Seaport Museum with the Speaker of Parliament of Finland, Mr. Eero Olavi Heinäluoma.


Where: Conversation Hall, Room 201 City Hall, Broad & Market Streets


When:  Friday, May 10, 2013                       Event Time: 1:45pm – 2:20pm   


Note to Editors/Planners: Media must RSVP in advance of the event for security planning.  Deadline to RSVP is 12:00pm (noon) Thursday, May 9th.


RSVP to: Kathleen Lonie, Office of the Chief of Staff, at or 215-686-0338.  Please provide the individual’s names who will be covering the event for your outlet, including reporters and cameramen/women.


Outlets using camera equipment must have their equipment in Conversation Hall no later than 12:00pm (noon) on Friday, May 10th for a security sweep.  All members of the media must be in the room no later than 1:15pm.

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