Queen's Barge Leads Flotilla Of 1,000 Boats As Part Of Diamond Jubilee

Under rainy skies that challenged a wave of popular acclaim for a monarch marking 60 years on the throne, a flotilla of 1,000 boats set off Sunday down the Thames in an extravagant royal pageant of a kind last seen 350 years ago during the reign of Charles II.

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    three boats applied. The "Amazon," a boat that took part in Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee, is also expected to participate. The flotilla will be divided into 10 sections, each separated by a "herald" barge, the first of which will be a floating ...
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  • The Queen's majestic Jubilee flotilla takes to the Thames
    The rowing barge the Gloriana leads the man powered boats The band played traditional ... The Gloriana is seen leading the flotilla during the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant Altogether 20,000 people took part in the flotilla, travelling under 14 ...
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