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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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Police officers prepare for Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Metropolitan Police officers practise abseiling techniques at their River Thames base in Wapping Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

Police officers have been preparing for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, practising their abseiling techniques at their River Thames base in Wapping. The officers will be searching bridges on the river prior to the royal event.

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