Kent Henning (far left), president of Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa, and others greet Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth of Denmark.
The crown prince’s mother, Queen Margrethe, is head of state and thus also head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark.
On their eight-day trip to the U.S., the royal couple also visited Dana College, Blair, Neb., and the Danish Home, a retirement community in Chicago.
The two ELCA-affiliated schools are the only U.S. colleges or universities founded by Danish immigrants.
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