As it happened: Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

Key points

  • The highlight of the second day of the Diamond Jubilee was the Thames River Pageant, involving at least 1,000 boats
  • Organisers said some 1.2 million people packed into central London to enjoy the festivities - despite the bad weather
  • But a helicopter fly-past, which would have marked the culmination of the day, was cancelled due to the conditions
  • The flotilla was the largest on the River Thames since 1662 - when one was held in honour of Charles II
  • Vessels began to muster from 11:30 BST, with the Queen boarding the Royal Barge at 14:30 BST - and not leaving until 18:00 BST
  • The Jubilee Big Lunch also took place, with street parties across the UK and beyond

Live text


  • Anna Browning 
  • Victoria King 

Last updated 3 June 2012

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