The Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant live on BBC News and Sky News

The Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant live on BBC News and Sky News

On Sunday, one of the biggest events of the year, the Diamond Jubilee Thames pageant will take place live from the River Thames in London.

For the first time in 350 years, a flotilla of 1,000 boats will sail down the River Thames from Battersea to Tower Bridge in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 60-year reign.

The Queen will lead the floating procession in an ornately-decorated royal barge.

The live coverage will be available on BBC One, BBC News Channel and Sky News.

Huw Edwards, Matt Baker and Sophie Raworth will host the BBC’s coverage with a team of presenters reporting on the historic event from bridges, banks and boats along the seven-mile route.

Special guests include Sue Johnston, Omid Djalili, Griff Rhys Jones, Frank Skinner, Richard E Grant, the Horrible Histories team, and some of the many people from across the UK and the Commonwealth who have made their way to London to take part in this extraordinary pageant.

Over on Sky News, Eamonn Holmes, Sarah Hewson and Charlotte Hawkins will be presenting from the heart of the action outside City Hall.

Kay Burley will be among the crowds gathering on the riverside, Andrew Wilson will be on board the specially commissioned Sky News boat, Lorna Dunkley will be in Battersea Park, Colin Brazier at Westminster Bridge and Paul Harrison will be on board Tenacious, a tall ship moored in the Avenue of Sail.

The BBC News channel and Sky News will have coverage of the build up from early Sunday Morning, and BBC One will begin its live broadcast at 1:30pm.

Updated: Saturday 2 June 2012
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