The Queen’s Rowbarge Gloriana made a guest appearance at Kingston Regatta at the weekend. I briefly caught sight of this spectacular boat in Kingston-upon-Thames in April, steaming towards Hampton Court for the Tudor Pull event.
Previously, I had photographed Gloriana outside Richmond-upon-Thames, carrying the Olympic Torch to London in 2012.
Built to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, the royal barge is involved in a number of events throughout the year. In between events, Gloriana is on display at St Katherine Docks, in central London.
For more information, visit the official website: http://www.glorianaqrb.org.uk
Filmed by Julia Barnickle
Music: “Bugle Feature: Concerto for 7 Trumpets” by Johann Ernst Altenburg
performed by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, licenced under Creative Commons: http://www.freemusicarchive.org/music/The_United_States_Army_Old_Guard_Fife_and_Drum_Corps/