A ROYAL DAY FOR MCMASTER

The Hamilton Spectator - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

BARRY GRAY, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

GARY YOKOYAMA, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

GARY YOKOYAMA, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

GARY YOKOYAMA, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

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