To mark Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday the City of Saskatoon released footage of a 1939 royal visit to the bridge city.
According to City Archivist Jeff O’Brien, King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth arrived in Saskatoon on June 3, 1939, as part of a national train tour.
“We have this one-of-a-kind treasure in the archives; with the help of social media, so many people can now experience this part of our community’s history from nearly 80 years ago,” O’Brien said in a statement.
The film was produced by John Sproule Mills, a former mayor at the time who would go on to serve another term in 1949.
The footage was added to the archives last year and converted to a digital recording with narration just a few days before the May 19 royal wedding.