HRH The Prince of Wales has agreed to become Patron of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The Pageant, one of the major celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee central weekend in June 2012, will see the largest flotilla ever assembled on the Thames in modern times. A thousand boats from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world will muster on the river on the afternoon of Sunday 3rd June, the route stretching seven miles from Hammersmith in the west to Greenwich in the east. The Queen will travel down the Thames in the Royal Barge which will be the focal point of the flotilla.
Notes to Editors Full information about the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, which is being organised by the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation, can be found at www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org