Archive for June 4th, 2012

In London UK: Where the press is going gaga for Queen’s floating pageant

- June 4th, 2012

I’m in London, England right now, covering the visit by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, his wife Laureen, and their children Ben and Rachel as they represent Canada at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The big event Sunday – in driving rain and chilly temperatures (10 C) — was the Thames Pageant. The Queen, in her royal barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, led a flotilla of 1,000 boats of all kinds down a seven-mile stretch of the Thames. Some of my favourite paragraphs from the wall-to-wall-to-wall coverage in the papers here:

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