The River Thames became a royal highway Sunday, as Queen Elizabeth II led a motley but majestic flotilla of more than 1,000 vessels in a waterborne pageant to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
Three generations of Royals join the Queen as she sets sail down the Thames on glorious Jubilee river pageant.
Scroll down to watch highlights of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant:
Members of the Royal family (from left to right) Prince of Wales, Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
The royal barge 'Spirit of Chartwell' carrying the Queen cruises down the River Thames during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
|Explosive finish: Fireworks go off at Tower Bridge as the pageant reaches its conclusion.|
|The Queen alongside The Duchesses of Cambridge and Cornwall enjoy the the Jubilee Pageant on the Thames which broke a world record for the number of boats in a procession.|
|Pippa Middleton, second from the right, was on-board one of the boats with her brother James, far right, and father Michael, third from right. They were invited by the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.|
|Red, white and blue: Spectators clutched Union Flags as they watch the flotilla from Butlers Wharf, near Tower Bridge, during Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant along the River Thames.|
|The Spirit of Chartwell made its way down the Thames with the Queen and other members of the Royal family onboard as thousands of people watched from bridges and river banks.|
|Then and now: A flotilla of manpowered craft rows past St Paul's Cathedral, in a 1747 painting, by Venetian artist Canaletto entitled "London, top. The skyline may have changed since then, but the latest pageant is still a striking image, bottom.|
|A steam train and pleasure boat of all shapes and sizes are seen from Battersea bridge on the River Thames as the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.|
|A jubilant looking Queen Elizabeth II greets the Chelsea Pensioners before she boards The Spirit of Chartwell ahead of the Jubilee celebrations.|
|The Queen walks down the gangway to her launch wearing an outfit especially designed for the occasion by Angela Kelly. It has been a year in the making.|
|The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh wave from the launch during the pageant celebration to mark 60 years of her reign in Britain. She celebrated the day with her family and hundreds of thousands of people who lined the banks of the River Thames.|
|Crowds of people gather near Tower Bridge to see the Queen as she cruises along on the Thames. This is only the second time in the history of the UK that a Monarch has celebrated a Diamond Jubilee.|
|Crowds gather on Westminster Bridge, London, ahead of the start of the Diamond Jubilee river pageant.|
|Supporters of the Queen gather in the cold weather as the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.|