Sask. premier meets Queen in London

So where has Brad Wall been? Off to London to visit the Queen, among other things.
In an image released Friday by Premier Brad Wall's office, he presents to the Queen a stained-glass artwork showing the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. It came from a Regina studio run by Debbie Wells, the artist on the piece, and her sister Janice Stefan. (Government of Saskatchewan)

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.