Queen’s Diamond Jubilee barge ‘Gloriana’ launched onto Thames – Daily Telegraph

The 88ft boat, which is to be presented to the Queen as a gift after the pageant, resembles the boat used by the Lord Mayor of London in the 1800s. Lord Sterling, a Tory peer, is underwriting the estimated £500,000 cost of constructing the vessel. “I think it has come out even better than we had …