The weather may have been gloomy and a few of the main events of the celebratory day (like the flypast) cancelled, but that didn’t stop around one million people from lining the Thames on Sunday to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee via the River Pageant.
The nation looked on as around 1,000 boats escorted Queen Elizabeth and the senior members of the royal family down the River Thames; it was a new world record for the number of boats taking part in a parade, according to the Daily Mail.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra played ‘Singing in the Rain’ as the royals traveled down the river, and they played ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘God Save The Queen’ at Tower Bridge, before a fireworks display.
Aboard the Royal Barge, the Spirit of Chartwell:
- The Queen was looking regal in a classic ivory dress and a white boucle threaded coat, complete with silk ribbon and crystals.
- Prince Charming aka Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, was looking quite stylish in his Flight Lieutenant No 1 Dress Uniform complete with blue garter sash.
- Prince Harry was ever the dashing prince in the No 1 Ceremonial dress of the Blues and Royals and the light blue beret.
- The Duchess of Cambridge looked glamorous and sophisticated in a red Alexander McQueencreation— a gorgeous, albeit safe, choice.
Kate’s outfit was complete with maritime-themed brooch, a gift from the Royal Navy Submarine Service of which William is Commodore in Chief, reports The Daily Mail; she also wore a Strathearn tartan scarf, a nod to her Scottish title, the Countess of Strathearn. For more information on what kate wore, click here.