Prince Phillip Visits Uranium City, 1959

Prince Phillip visited Uranium City in 1959. Queen Elizabeth was supposed to attend but she claimed illness. The Royals had been on a 15,000 mile tour of Canada. It was during this tour that the Queen discovered she was pregnant with the future Prince Andrew. A few months after the Royal visit, every mine in the region except for Eldorado and Gunnar would shut down and Uranium City would suffer its first major setback, the population plunging to 1000: