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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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Lavish banner to decorate royal barge

A lavish red velvet banner decorated with a version of the royal coat-of-arms made from more than half a million gold-coloured buttons will hang from the stern of the Diamond Jubilee barge.

Artist and sculptor Ann Carrington has been putting the finishing touches to the 10ft square flag.

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