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Sweden's King to Visit Triangle

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RALEIGH — Sweden's King Carl XVIGustaf will visit the Triangle area for two days in March, heading adelegation of 25Swedish business people. The mission is intended to help the Swedesdetermine how their research stacks up against that of other nations.

His tentative schedule includes visits to several Research TrianglePark companies, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State University and Duke.

The king and his entourage will also visit Atlanta, Chattanooga andHuntsville.

King Carl is a quiet, pleasant monarch who is rarely in the headlines.It is he who hands the various Nobel prizes to the recipients inceremonies reported worldwide. Because Sweden is an egalitarian society,there is little pomp associated with his role. He may be greeted with ahello, but bows and curtsys are not expected.

The Swedes have a king who knows the routine of his subjects' lives.Like them, he commutes to work from the suburbs, gets access to hisoffice by punching in a security code, and pays taxes.

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