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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Payne said the London event had been cancelled due to bad weather.
Work began on the project ten years ago and it should have been ready last year.