As a major focal point of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend, the afternoon of Sunday 3rd June will see up to a thousand boats muster on the river Thames in preparation for Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. It will be one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river with rowing boats, working boats and pleasure vessels of all shapes and sizes beautifully dressed with streamers and Union Jacks, stretching for an estimated twelve and a half miles.
This unique spectacle will provide a wonderful celebratory day for everyone in the UK with hundreds of overseas visitors expected to make the journey to London to witness this historic event. Broadcast pictures will be shown live around the world as the impressive flotilla passes down the river with bells tolling, music playing, geysers spraying and whistles blowing. The Queen will be aboard the Royal Barge which will take the central role within the procession.
The pageant will be a chance for everyone to experience a glorious moment in our rich history and the atmosphere will be one of joy and celebration. It will be a day out to remember for the whole family as parks, riverbanks and bridges will become viewing positions, with extra entertainment planned for areas by the Thames.
The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant celebrates The Queen’s sixty years of service by magnificently bringing the Thames to life in a glorious jamboree that will go down in the history books as a day to remember.