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Fit for a queen: Plans for Diamond Jubilee river pageant unveiled in London
LONDON (AP) ' Palace officials have announced details of a massive pageant on London's River Thames to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee year.
Plans call for roughly 1,000 boats of various sizes to gather June 3 for an unprecedented tribute to the queen, who is marking the 60th year of her reign.
The flotilla will be over seven miles long and will include musical barges on which original works composed for the jubilee will be performed. The event is also planned to celebrate Britain's storied maritime history.
A number of other celebrations are planned throughout the year, with the queen and her husband Prince Philip planning to travel throughout Britain.
Her children and grandchildren plan around to Commonwealth countries to mark the event.