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Monday, June 4, 2012

Procession of boats in London to mark the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II


A procession of a thousand boats on the river Thames on Sunday, is one of the highlights of the celebrations of 60 years of the reign of Elizabeth II in the UK. The British are taking four days of festivities to celebrate the diamond jubilee - which until then had only been signed by Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 until his death in 1901. The ride down the Thames is being watched by millions of British television and on the banks of the river, despite the bad weather in London. Meanwhile, several street parties are being organized across the country to celebrate the jubilee. Elizabeth II, accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, and other royals travel from Albert Bridge, west of the river to the Tower Bridge in the east, on board a luxury boat decorated with real flowers 10 000.  The Thames is a crucial part of British history from Roman times, and processions through its waters were used several times in demonstrations of the power of monarchs. At the same time, the site should receive some protesters Republicans, who criticize the expenditure made in commemoration of the jubilee.The procession on the river is expected to cost more than $ 30 million, funded by private donations, but security costs will fall on taxes.

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