Queen Elizabeth unveiled the royal jubilee barge Gloriana yesterday (25.04.12).
The British monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh braved heavy rain and winds at Greenland Pier on the Thames in London's Docklands to unveil the barge, built to mark her 60 year reign.
The royals appeared at Greenland Pier on the Thames in London's Docklands to see the unveiling of the wooden boat, which is decorated with golden trim and a royal crest at the front.
Queen Elizabeth attempted to inspect the stern of the boat, outside of the erected shelter, but the protective duke appeared concerned and advised her to stay under cover.
According to the Daily Mail newspaper, Lord Sterling, who was behind the project told her: "It's very much appreciated, in this inclement weather, that you have troubled to come."
He added to reporters: "The barge is looking very special. It will be a lasting legacy of the queen's Diamond Jubilee."
Later the queen paid a visit to Greenwich, where she formally reopened the Cutty Sark - the world's oldest tea clipper - five years after it was devastated by fire.