Forecast threatens to dampen Diamond Jubilee celebrations


This Sunday more than 1,000 boats will take to the River Thames to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

The river procession will be more than seven miles long, starting upriver of Battersea Bridge and finishing beyond Tower Bridge 90 minutes later.

It will be the largest collection of historic vessels ever assembled on the Thames.

Almost 50 large viewing screens will either be in Battersea Park at the Diamond Jubilee Festival or along the banks of the Thames.

For those not in London, a four and a half hour special will be broadcast on BBC One from 1.30pm.

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A possible cloud among the abundant silver lining is a weather forecast that threatens a day of rain in central London.

For more on the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant see the current July issue of PBO for a three-page guide.