Artist's impression of The Royal Barge by Tower Bridge
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1,000 boat flotilla to join Jubilee river pageant

18 January 2012 Last updated at 20:07 GMT

A 1,000-boat flotilla reflecting the UK's maritime heritage has been assembled for the Diamond Jubilee, organisers have announced.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will journey down river from Putney to Tower Bridge on Sunday 3 June.

It will feature a seven-mile long procession of Dunkirk little ships, historic vessels, steam boats and tugs.

Luisa Baldini reports.