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Kate and William to join pageant

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to join the Queen on her royal barge during the River Thames pageant celebrating the Diamond Jubilee. Details of the event were released today.

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Jubilee extravaganza to feature 1,000 ships

Diamond Jubilee celebrations to be held on the River Thames Credit: ITV News

A spectacular water-borne extravaganza featuring a flotilla of 1,000 ships, boats, yachts and other vessels will be one of the highlights of the extended Diamond Jubilee weekend in June.

Organisers hope to recreate scenes not seen on the river for more than 300 years, since the reign of Charles II.

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