London Mayor Boris Johnson on Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Thames River Pageant

12:20 03 June 2012

London Mayor Boris Johnson has spoken about the historic occasion of the Diamond Jubilee and the Thames River Pageant.

Mr Johnson was at Putney Pier, declaring the rain had passed as he geed-up the crowds around him.

“I want you to know the rain has stopped, hasn’t it?” the politician said, turning to a crowd behind him while being interviewed by BBC News.

He added: “It’s going to be a fantastic day, I’ve no doubt about that at all.

“We’re are looking forward very much here in Putney to the kick-off, which I think is in a couple of hours time, but already the crowds are enormous here.”

He added: “It’s an amazing thing, this is only the second time in the country that a monarch has reigned for 60 years.

“This is a chance for people to come to London, look at this jubilee pageant and pay tribute to the Queen for 60 years of amazing service to her country.”

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