Queen Elizabeth tours synchrotron
The Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron has hosted thousands of visitors, but none have caused anywhere near the excitement and commotion as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, who toured the facility on May 19.
News media from Britain and Canada, along with hundreds of Saskatonians, turned out to see the royal couple during their nearly hour-long stay.
The Queen and Prince chatted with scientists who use the synchrotron, met with schoolchildren, and went on an extensive ‘walkabout’ to greet the public lined up outside.
While on campus, the Queen also received a special advance copy of History Prof. Bill Waiser’s new book Saskatchewan: A New History, in a ceremony at President Peter MacKinnon’s residence.
The royal couple were in Saskatchewan and Alberta to celebrate the two provinces’ centennials.