Archive | July 11, 2012

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh Visit Herefordshire and Worcestershire (VIDEOS)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh visited Herefordshire and Worcestershire on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, as part of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Click the links below to watch a video and to read an article about today’s visit from BBC News.

Source: BBC News

Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Attends the 10th Anniversary of the Comisión de Protección de los Derechos de los Animales

On July 11, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain was in Barcelona to attend the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Comisión de Protección de los Derechos de los Animales (Committee of Protection of the Rights of Animals) of the Colegio de Abogados de Barcelona.

During the event, Her Majesty participated in a meeting as well as watched a video shown chronicling the history of Committee of Protection of the Rights of Animals. Afterward, Her Majesty, along various government officials, toured the Colegio de Abogados of Barcelona library.

Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Meets Horse Loggers at Llwynywermod (VIDEO)

On July 10, 2012, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meet “… horse loggers at Llwynywermod in Wales to see how the traditional skill can be used alongside modern techniques of clearing woodland.”

Click here to read an article from newspaper, Wales Online.

Source: Princeofwales.gov.uk

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Closes the Maasvlakte 2 Seawall. (VIDEOS)

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Rotterdam to officially close the Maasvlakte 2 seawall.  According to the Dutch company, Van Oord (one company commissioned to oversee the project), back in 2008:

… the Port of Rotterdam Authority commenced construction of Maasvlakte 2, the land reclamation project in the North Sea for the development of the port of Rotterdam.

The port of Rotterdam [grew]  20%, the Netherlands [is now] 2,000 hectares larger, and the coastline is 3.5 km farther into the sea.

For more detailed information about project please visit Van Oord’s official website here. (in English)

Click the links below to watch videos as well as to view photos.

  • VIDEOS (on the right click where it says ‘Beatrix slit zeewering Tweede Maasvlakte’)
  • Gallery One

Sources: Van Oord and RVD