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Old Jun 3rd 2012, 9:19 am
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im in Middlesbrough today watching the prep for the flotilla on the Thames - wish I was in London!
It's also pouring down but wont stop us hardy Brits from turning out in force!
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I'm watching it with the 3 year old. She thinks it's a race and that the queen is going to hit the other boats out if the way.
My folks are in London and met Camilla and Charles on their way down Picadilli. Camilla said she was on her way to the queen's boat but she wasn't sure where it was or what time she had to be there.
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Much of the UK is dull and overcast, with misty, windy conditions prevailing in many areas, with fairly widespread rainfall across the country. It is also very chilly for the time of year with temperaures varying between +8C and +12C maximum.

The Queen is dressed in a white outfit top to bottom and in keeping with the occasion her hat is studded with real diamonds. True to form the Grand Old Lady has often refused the offer to sit down on her Blood Red Throne on board ship. She is only 86 after all.
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Much of the UK is dull and overcast, with misty, windy conditions prevailing in many areas, with fairly widespread rainfall across the country. It is also very chilly for the time of year with temperaures varying between +8C and +12C maximum.

The Queen is dressed in a white outfit top to bottom and in keeping with the occasion her hat is studded with real diamonds. True to form the Grand Old Lady has often refused the offer to sit down on her Blood Red Throne on board ship. She is only 86 after all.
Actually due to this thing called satellite we are all watching it live here in the US.....
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Were In London right now

Just got back to our hotel and were soaked through, we never got to see the flotilla due to the crowds on Battersea Bridge. Had a great time though the atmosphere was fantastic and it made me proud to be British. I'll post a couple of crowd photos when I dry out.
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I've been watching live online on the BBC. It's nearly done and has been amazing! She has to be exhausted standing there so long.
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Here's a couple of photos of the crowd........now were off for a pint and a curry...
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The Queen is dressed in a white outfit top to bottom and in keeping with the occasion her hat is studded with real diamonds..
Handy for those of us with black and white tv.
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Handy for those of us with black and white tv.
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Here's a couple of photos of the crowd........now were off for a pint and a curry...
Great pics Coastie!!! Thanks for posting - i watched on TV - great!!! I lived in london for 20 years before moving to the USA (mum is in middlesbro which is why im here now) and really loved it and miss it especially on days like today.
I didnt realise you were in the UK right now!! Have a great time and enjoy that curry!!!
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Handy for those of us with black and white tv.
She's stood next to the guy in the blue jacket.
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Dunno how she does it. Must have froze her ass off just standing there all that time.

Good job Queenie
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Dunno how she does it. Must have froze her ass off just standing there all that time.

Good job Queenie
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Great pics Coastie!!! Thanks for posting - i watched on TV - great!!! I lived in london for 20 years before moving to the USA (mum is in middlesbro which is why im here now) and really loved it and miss it especially on days like today.
I didnt realise you were in the UK right now!! Have a great time and enjoy that curry!!!
Yeah London looked great
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I agree, great pics and looked great on TV. No other country can match Britain when it comes to pageanty. Makes you proud to be British.

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