25 April 2012

Engagements on the Thames

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, named the Royal Row Barge GLORIANA; in Greenwich, they granted the borough Royal Borough status, re-opened the CUTTY SARK and visited the National Maritime Museum. Her Majesty opened the exhibition "Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames."
Fun fact: the Queen attended the opening of the National Maritime Museum with her parents and grandmother, Queen Mary, at the age of 11. Only fitting then that she wore one of her mother's brooches, right?

Photos:WPA Pool