diamond jubilee 2012

The United Kingdom celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's 60th year on the throne this past weekend. A good friend of mine invited us to a gorgeous royal themed party in a beautiful penthouse next to the river Thames where the Queen received peoples salutes from the royal barge. A maritime parade was held of 1,000 boats from around the Commonwealth, the largest flotilla seen on the river in 350 years. A pity that the weather showed its worse side, would have loved to catch some better photos of the Queen and the royal barge MS Spirit of Chartwell. Despite the distance and blurriness, you can see Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla - Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William - Duke of Cambridge; Catherine - Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry on my photo of the barge. Thanks to Timur for the invite and to Noha for an amazing party.