TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Attend a Gala Event in Ghent.

belgiumOn the evening of Wednesday, September 9, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium attended the 8th Edition of the Gala Evening organized by the Comité de Soutien de Flandre Orientale for the Fondation Roi Baudouin.

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Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court

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(VIDEO) HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Celebrates 60 Years of ITV.

On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall arrived at the London Television Centre in London, England, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of ITV News.

During today’s celebrations the lovely duchess was given a tour of the ITV studios where she met with behind-the-scenes staff as well as ITV on-air personalities such as Mr. Philip Schofield.

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(VIDEOS) HM Queen Elizabeth II Opens the New Scottish Borders Railway.

On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh opened the new £294 million Scottish Borders Railway in Tweedbank.

During today’s opening Her Majesty gave a speech:

“First Minister, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Duke of Edinburgh and I are delighted to be back in the Borders today and, especially, to have arrived … by train! It has been wonderful to witness the excitement which the return of the railway has brought here. The Borders Railway brings so much promise for sharing and invigorating this most beautiful countryside as a place to work, live and enjoy.

Prince Philip and I are very grateful for the warmth of your welcome on this occasion. Many including you, First Minister, have also kindly noted another significance attaching to today, although it is not one to which I have ever aspired. Inevitably, a long life can pass by many milestones; my own is no exception. But I thank you all, and the many others at home and overseas, for your touching messages of great kindness.

So now to the business in hand. It is my very happy duty to declare the Borders Railway open.” 

And, finally, if you haven’t heard by now Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surpassed the late HM Queen Victoria today as the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch.  What a milestone!  Congrats!   🙂

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(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visits a Cheese Factory.

Princess Maxima 2011On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the cheese factory and farm, Koninklijke FrieslandCampina, in Koudum.  The company recently won the Koning Willem I Prijs (Prize) “…in the big business category…” according to the RVD.

Earlier in the day, Her Majesty visited the Stokman diary farm also located in Koudum.  On this semi free-range dairy farm “…cows can decide for themselves whether they reside inside or outside the barn, which affects among other things the environment, the landscape and the welfare of the animals…” 

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH