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Pink hat pageant boat takes to Thames

3 June 2012 Last updated at 12:14 BST

Tens of thousands of people are lining the Thames in London despite the rain hoping for a grandstand view of the Queen at the head of the Diamond Jubilee river pageant.

The Queen's barge will carry her from Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge escorted by 1,000 boats and ships of all shapes and sizes.

The BBC's Robert Hall spoke to the occupants of a boat which was sporting a large pink hat.