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Britain's Queen Elizabeth leads Jubilee flotilla in London

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth leads Jubilee flotilla in London

Queen Elizabeth has joined a huge flotilla of boats on the River Thames in London, as she marks 60 years on the throne.

Despite the rain, thousands of people – armed with Union flags – lined the banks, eager to catch a fleeting glimpse of the monarch.

The Queen, who’s 86, led the armada on “The Spirit of Chartwell,” a specially gilded royal barge.

She was joined onboard by her 90-year-old husband Prince Philip.

The Queen’s grandson Prince William and his wife Kate also joined in the festivities. Kate stunned the crowds with a red Alexander McQueen dress.

Millions of people were expected to hold street parties to celebrate the Jubilee. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla joined one of the picnics in London.

Two more days of events are planned, including a special concert and a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace.


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