UBC has hosted visits from various members of Royal families over the past century. The most recent royal visit to UBC took place in 2016 when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Okanagan Campus] Apart from the British royals, UBC has also welcomed other royal families to visit the campus. Most members of existing royal families play only a ceremonial role. Despite no longer having any political power, royals generate a lot of excitement and fanfare with their visits.
In this post, we have searched the UBC Open Collections and compiled images of members of royal families visiting UBC’s Vancouver Campus in the past century. Here are some of the notable visitors and memorable royal visits.
British royal family
Queen Elizabeth’s visit to UBC, 1959-01-01
Dutch royal family
Japanese royal family
Spanish royal family
Swedish royal family
Thai royal family
For those serious royal fans out there, other than UBC Archives Photograph Collection, we have also found images of royalty on various occasions from The Chung Collection, MacMillan Bloedel Limited fonds, Japanese Canadian Photograph Collection, Uno Langmann Family Collection of British Columbia Photographs and World War I British press photograph collection.
Royal Visit to the Northwest Bay, 1951