23 Apr '12, 1pm

Gloriana: A royal barge built to commemorate diamond jubilee of the Queen #luxury

Gloriana: A royal barge built to commemorate diamond jubilee of the Queen #luxury

Gloriana: A royal barge built to commemorate Diamond Jubilee of the Queen Among the many events planned for the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Queen of England, is an opulent show of pageantry by 1000 boats down the Thames. The event, the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant is expected to attract thousands of spectators. The highlight however will be the Gloriana, the first royal barge constructed in 100 years. No ordinary vessel this, Gloriana is a £1 million ($1.6 million) vessel and she will head the fleet of 1,000 boats at this event. Exuding the elegance and aura of the Royal lifestyle, this vessel flaunts a number of painstaking details that evokes the history of a time when monarchs would travel by boats. Former P&O Ferries executive, Lord Sterling, is in charge of the barge project, says “No-one has really built anything like this for 200 years." The 88ft Royal row...

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