A ROYAL DAY FOR MCMASTER
Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven share a humorous moment Monday, just before a signing of a memorandum of understanding between McMaster University and Vrije University in Amsterdam. The couple is in Burlington Tuesday in the wrap-up of a four-day visit to Canada.
It has been a homecoming of sorts for Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands during her four-day visit to Canada, which included a stop at McMaster University Monday. The princess was born in Ottawa in 1943 where her family had been living because of the German occupation of her homeland. On Tuesday, her final day in Canada, the princess and her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, will be in Burlington to meet local students, hear the Burlington Teen Tour Band and plant a tree at 2 p.m. at Apeldoorn Park. Top: The princess and her husband tour a lab in the Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology with Professor Gerry Wright. Above left: The princess enters the University Club for lunch with Mayor Fred Eisenberger (who was born in Holland in 1952) and McMaster president Patrick Deane. Middle: The couple is welcomed by the mayor and president. Bottom: Vrije University president Jaap Winter, left, and McMaster University president Patrick Deane sign a memorandum of understanding between the two universities.