The Royal Henley Regatta has begun

The Henley Royal Regatta is underway

Boater hats and blazers were out in force today for the start of the Henley Royal Regatta.

The British rowing squad may be absent - training at their** **pre-Olympic camps but there was still a near record entry of rowers at the regatta, which is as much a social event as a sporting occasion. Kate Bunkall reports on the start of the Henley Regatta.