Vintage Edmonton: Prince Charles And Princess Diana Visit Edmonton (June 29-July 1, 1983)

The Royal visit of Prince Charles and Princess Diana to Edmonton in 1983 was a big moment for the city; both political and business leaders rolled out the red carpet of hospitality to the Royals and in turn by all accounts both enjoyed themselves immensely while in the city.

Through various news reports and articles and photos from The Journal you see not only the Prince and Princess out in about in the city itself, but also a fun snapshot of Edmonton in 1983 through video such as this stunning shot of the Downtown skyline:


Their visit to Fort Edmonton Park on June 30th gives some great shots of the Fort itself:

On the last day of their visit to Edmonton on July 1st (and Princess Diana's 22nd birthday), the royals opened the 1983 World University Games at Commonwealth Stadium:

Concluding with a visit to Government House: