A rather unusual vehicle in yesterday’s London traffic was the soon-to-be-very-famous Gloriana who had a rather inauspicious start to her launch; as they say, things can only get better!
Gloriana joined the commuter traffic in London as she was driven from a
shipyard in Brentford to her launching place on the River Thames at Isleworth yesterday.
Gloriana will be at the head of a 1000 boat pageant on the River Thames on Sunday 3rd June as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Gloriana will be rowed by 18 VIPS whose names to date remain a secret, with the exception of Sir Steve Redgrave, the five times Olympian Gold medallist for rowing ( so no pressure on the other seventeen, then!).
There will be a naming ceremony attended by The Queen taking place at the Royal Borough of Greenwich on Wednesday 25th April.
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