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Highlights of the King of Norway’s PLU Visit

Highlights of the King of Norway’s PLU Visit

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HM King Harald V of Norway walks with President Thomas Krise during his visit to Pacific Lutheran University on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Later His Majesty delivered the commencement address and received an honorary degree. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)
May 26, 2015

TACOMA, Wash. (May 25, 2015)—It’s not every day a king comes to Pacific Lutheran University, but on May 23, an especially special one did—and hundreds of Lutes put together an exceptionally warm, royal welcome for him.

Here are some of PLU photographer John Froschauer’s photo highlights of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway’s visit to PLU and the 2015 Commencement ceremony: From the excited crowd who welcomed him to Red Square to his touching—and even humorous—Commencement address, it was a day fit for a king.

Please watch for full coverage of the king’s visit—including lots more photos, up-close videos and a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to host a head of state—in a special 125th Anniversary issue of ResoLUTE, in print and online in September.