UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 11 | Sep.
5 , 2002
Royals to Visit UBC
Campus organizers are preparing for a royal visit by Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
on the afternoon of Oct. 7.
Details of the visit were unconfirmed at press time but plans
are underway for ceremonies on campus.
"We're very excited and honored that the royal couple
will be returning to UBC," said Eilis Courtney, UBC's
manager of Ceremonies and Events.
It is the fourth time that Elizabeth and Philip will have
visited the campus. The couple's first visit was in 1951 when
Elizabeth was a princess.
The couple took in a Thunderbird football game. There were
two other visits, one in 1959 and another in 1983.
The visit is part of the Royal Jubilee celebrations commemorating
50 years of the Queen's reign.