Author: Ann Gripper [Mirror News]
The Queen smiled her way through the spectacular Diamond Jubilee river pageant despite rain putting a dampener on the occasion.
The bad weather saw the Royal Navy diamond flypast of helicopters planned for the finale cancelled due to poor visibility.
But the Queen still seemed to enjoy her day on the river with her family.
Accompanied by Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, she travelled on the Britannia launch to the Spirit of Chartwell – the grand royal barge decorated in regal red for the occasion.
The Queen’s white and silver outfit had been specially chosen by the Buckingham Palace team to reflect the diamond celebration theme and to allow the monarch to be clearly seen by well-wishers as the barge sailed by.