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MV Spirit of Chartwell (Royal Barge), Queen's Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant

During the celebrations on 3rd June 2012, the Queen travelled aboard the MV Spirit of Chartwell, which acted as Royal Barge for the occasion.

 

A special warrant was issued by the Secretary of State for Defence to permit the MV Spirit of Chartwell to wear the White Ensign whilst serving as the Royal Barge on 3rd June 2012. When the Queen was on board, it also flew the Royal Standard from the bow.

 

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Taken on June 3, 2012