Glorious sunshine for Gloriana’s first engagement of 2016

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THE QUEEN's row barge Gloriana took part in her first engagement of 2016 today in glorious spring sunshine.

A crew of Royal Watermen were on board as Gloriana joined the Tudor Pull from Hampton Court Palace all the way to the Tower of London.

A flotilla of traditional Thames cutters were alongside, as well as the Royal shallop Jubilant, as the stela was carried along the Thames and safely delivered to the Tower.

Read more about the 'stela' and the Tudor Pull

The boats and crews mustered at Hampton Court Palace this morning before departing at 10.30am. Having passed through Teddington Lock, the flotilla then made a brief stop at Richmond before continuing the journey and passing under Tower Bridge to complete the 25 mile journey at about 4pm.

Photos from the Royal Watermen's Tudor Pull 2016

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Gloriana draws a crowd at Hampton Court Landing Stage

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The Royal shallop Jubilant with Hampton Court Palace in the background

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QRB Gloriana passes Hampton Court Palace

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The Royal Watermen's Tudor Pull is Gloriana's first engagement since leaving winter storage at Denton last week.

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Small crowds stopped along the Thames Path and on bridges to witness the flotilla, seen here approaching Teddington Lock shortly after passing through Kingston upon Thames

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Gloriana heads under the footbridge at Teddington Lock

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The pause at Teddington Lock provides a 15 minute break for the oarsmen

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Gloriana passes Petersham and is seen rounding the iconic bend visible from Richmond Hill

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A favourite view of the artist JMW Turner

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A short break for victuals at sunny Richmond riverside

UPDATE

Great to have one my photos from yesterday's event on the front page of the Times today!

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Comments 1

  1. Alison bents

    Hi Rob
    I rowed in the Tudor Pull a few weeks ago with the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument makers.
    I would love to buy your photo of Gloriana which was featured on the front page of The Times.
    If you have any photos of our boat the ladies crew that would be great too.

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