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Diamond Jubilee: Decorating the Royal river pageant barge

13 April 2012 Last updated at 06:01 BST

Preparations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee river pageant in London this summer are continuing apace.

Gilded decorations are being prepared for the Spirit of Chartwell, a converted barge upon which the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will travel up the Thames during the showpiece celebration.

Royal barge production designer Joseph Bennett takes the BBC behind-the-scenes to meet the team tasked with decoration.