So where has Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall been? Off to London to visit the Queen, among other things.
On Friday, the premier's office released a series of photographs showing Wall and Queen Elizabeth chatting in an ornate room at Buckingham Palace.
Wall is in London for a five-day trade mission to spread the word about investment opportunities in Saskatchewan.
There was no mention of a visit to the Queen when the trip was announced.
The photos, posted on Wall's Facebook page, also show Wall shaking the Queen's hand and presenting her with a stained-glass artwork of the provincial legislature.
"Her majesty was, I think, very genuinely pleased with it," Wall said. "It's a great piece and she wanted to talk about it for a while."
Wall said the brightly coloured artwork was created by "Janice and Debbie" from Sisters' Stepping Stones in Regina.
Wall said he also expressed hope that a member of the Royal Family could visit Saskatchewan next year for the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the legislative building.
"I was able to point out that her great-uncle, the Duke of Connaught, was there to dedicate it in 1912," Wall said.