Her Majesty, 89, waves to crowds from the steam train
And though she was said to be keen for celebrations to remain low-key, the 89-year-old sovereign extended her thanks to those who had sent well-wishes.
Speaking at Tweedbank station after opening the new Border Railway, the monarch said: “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,"
She added that the record was "not one to which I have ever aspired".
While at first delayed by the rain and fog, the royal and her husband Prince Philip were spotted arriving at Edinburgh Waverley train station on Wednesday morning. Click link for full post from Hello Magazine.