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Thu April 26, 2012
Europe

Swedish Woman Gets Invitation Meant For Official

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 7:21 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with a story of Swedish hospitality. In Stockholm, an invitation to a dinner hosted by a government minister went to the wrong address. Meant for a former deputy prime minister, it went instead to a woman with the same name. A retired occupational therapist, she got gussied up and showed up, which is when her government host realized the mistake and seated her anyway. Asked about security concerns, a spokesman said their guards can handle retired ladies. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

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