On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium hosted a reception at Château de Laeken in Brussels for members participating in the 13th Summit for Heads of German Speaking States.
Guests attendance at this afternoon’s reception included His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, and the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck to name a few.
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall arrived a the Battersea Dogs and Cats (BDC) home in South London. During her visit the lovely duchess officially opened the home’s new Veterinary Hospital & Centre of Excellence as well as met with staff and their furry friends.
According to the official website for the Battersea Dogs and Cats home the new hospital provides:
“…state-of-the-art clinical facilities will play a pivotal role in our aim to never turn away an animal in need of help. [The hospital]has three top-spec operating theatres, enabling our staff to perform well over 100 operations per week. For the first time ever, we will have a dedicated dental suite to care for the 80 per cent of animals who arrive at our Home with problem teeth. Brand new intensive care areas and sound-proofed recovery wards with separate space for dogs and cats will allow for a peaceful and calm recovery.”