Anglia afloat at the Thames Pageant

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012

The organisers of the Queen's diamond jubilee are hailing Sunday's Royal Pageant on the River Thames huge success. It's estimated 1.25 million people watched the huge flotilla sail down the Thames.

Many of the boats were from the Anglia region including the Motor Torpedo Boat 102 from Lowestoft which less the Little Ships of Dunkirk section of the flotilla.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee pageant set a new world record for the number of boats in a parade.

More than 1,000 vessels took part in the extravaganza, with 670 making the complete trip down the Thames to Tower Bridge, Guinness World Records (GBR) said.

The figure easily surpassed the previous record of 327 boats, set in Bremerhaven, Germany, last year.

Organisers confirmed some 1,000 boats made the journey from Hammersmith Bridge but said not all were included in the final count because some failed to display their registration numbers.

These were used by GBR officials to verify whether a vessel had covered the full distance.

A small number of boats were forced to withdraw from the pageant before reaching Tower Bridge.

"There were about 1,100 that took part," a spokesman for the parade organisers said.

"There were very few that did not come through."