Later today, the royal row barge 'Gloriana', will be placed in the water the first time.
It will lead the flotilla of boats during the Diamond Jubilee river pageant, ahead of the Queen's boat the 'Spirit of Chartwell'.
Specialist craftsmen have spent the last 18 weeks creating the vessel in a secret location.
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