Royal Visit 1984

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Date(s) of occurrence: 25 September 1984

Significance: Provincial Bicentennial

Summary of event: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, visited the City of Fredericton on Tuesday 25 September 1984. Their visit to the capital city was an all-day event to celebrate the provincial bicentennial and included a trip to the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus. Upon their arrival, they were greeted by UNB President James Downey and Mrs. Downey and later served lunch at McConnell Hall. During the luncheon, Premier Richard B. Hatfield presented the speaker of the Legislative Assembly and other guests. The Royal Anthem was played by the New Brunswick String Quartet and Archbishop Nutter said grace. After dessert Premier Hatfield proposed the Royal Toast. The Royal couple left UNB at 2:50 by car.

Notes: The Royal couple's provincial visit began with their arrival in Moncton on 24 September 1984. Their three-day stay included visits to Moncton, Shediac, Riverview, Sackville, and Fredericton. Accounts of their visit were reported in the Daily Gleaner on 24 September 1984, the Telegraph Journal on 24 September 1984, and in the Brunswickan on 28 September 1984.


  • UNB Scrapbook (UA RG 100), September 1, 1984 to September 30, 1984
  • Brunswickan (UA RG 84), Vol. 119, No. 4

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