Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Sweden take in the DC sites

May 30, 1926

Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden and his wife, Crown Princess Louise, did not stop to rest today on the Sabbath, according to the Associated Press.  The royal couple have followed a heavy schedule of engagements since their arrival in Washington, D.C.

They have had a "strenuous round of official calls," mixed with visits to museums and "duty assignments."  This morning, the Crown Prince and Crown Princesses attended services at Luther Memorial Church in Washington, and then immediately afterward they traveled to the navy yard, where they boarded a naval yacht, Sylph.  A gun salute greeted the couple as they boarded the yacht.

When they arrived at Mount Vernon, the home of the first president, George Washington, the Crown Prince "proceeded at once" to Washington's grave, and, "there, bareheaded and with a bended knee, he placed a floral tribute.
This evening, the Crown Prince met Swedish residents of Washington at the Swedish chapel.  Tomorrow, the Crown Prince "will be an outstanding figure" at Memorial Day observations.   He will visit Arlington National Cemetery, where he will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Afterward the Crown Prince and Crown Princess will returned to Washington to meet with the Supreme Court Justices, headed by Chief Justice Taft.

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess will leave for New York City tomorrow afternoon.

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