Swedish Royals visit Washington

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The king and queen of Sweden are expected to visit several Washington cultural institutions during their trip to the United States.

On Thursday, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are expected to visit the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. They are also expected to attend a performance of "The Sun Also Rises" by The Washington Ballet at the Kennedy Center. It is based on Ernest Hemingway's classic book.

The king and queen are visiting the United States to mark the 375th anniversary of the founding of New Sweden in present-day Delaware. In 1638, Swedish and Finnish colonists arrived in present-day Wilmington, Del., to establish a colony.

They are also visiting New York City, Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del., during their stay.