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Diamond Jubilee: Decorating the Royal river pageant barge

Preparations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee river pageant in London this summer are continuing apace.

Gilded decorations are being prepared for the Spirit of Chartwell, a converted barge upon which the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will travel up the Thames during the showpiece celebration.

Royal barge production designer Joseph Bennett takes the BBC behind-the-scenes to meet the team tasked with decoration.

  • 13 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK
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