Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jubilee crowds gather despite rain

Tens of thousands of people are lining the Thames in London despite the rain, hoping for a grandstand view of the Queen at the head of the Diamond Jubilee river pageant.

The Queen's barge will carry her from Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge, escorted by 1,000 boats and ships of all shapes and sizes.

Despite cold and wet conditions the capital filled steadily as the countdown has begun to the water-borne extravaganza that will carry the Queen through London at the heart of the procession.

Organisers have remained upbeat about the day ahead, as have members of the public who have been flocking to the Thames armed with umbrellas and raincoats.

The Prince of Wales is patron of the pageant that will be launched later following two years of trials, rehearsals and planning.

Charles and his wife Camilla ventured out into the rain earlier to join a Big Jubilee Lunch street party in London's Piccadilly.

The prince, wearing his trademark double breasted suit, and Camilla, dressed in a raincoat, stopped to chat to revellers in the street and even sat down with them.

London Mayor Boris Johnson was upbeat from Putney Pier, declaring the rain had passed as he geed-up the crowds around him.

"I want you to know the rain has stopped, hasn't it?" the politician said, turning to a crowd behind him while being interviewed by BBC News.

He added: "It's going to be a fantastic day, I've no doubt about that at all.

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