June 1, 2012

The Spirit of Chartwell

On this Sunday, the 3rd of June, the Royal Family will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee on the Royal barge, The Spirit of Chartwell.

On the day, up to 1000 boats will be on the River Thames in preparation for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, and other members of the Royal Family will travel as the centrepiece of the flotilla. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry, will be in attendance. 

If you are heading down, you can expect to see lots of red, white and blue on bridges and buildings along the river bank and hear church bells, fireworks, music and foghorns as hundreds of boats from all over the UK and beyond move at a gentle speed of four knots down seven miles of river. All kinds of boats will take part - rowing boats, historic, sailing and motorised boats, kayaks and canoes. It will take 75 minutes for the flotilla to pass any given point.