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Saturday, 9 June 2012

Great to see the River Pageant is privately funded! Would you ask the Queen to wear a life jacket? Lord Salisbury, the man behind the river pageant, reveals his biggest dilemma... | Mail Online

Would you ask the Queen to wear a life jacket? Lord Salisbury, the man behind the river pageant, reveals his biggest dilemma... | Mail Online:

this is great to see.. ;-)
privately financed and not only UK public saw & get benefit of the pretty much once in a lifetime view of such spectacular!

 "The flotilla will be divided into ten sections, each headed by its own barge carrying choirs and military bands. There will be a boat carrying all the Commonwealth flags, and a vessel for every British county. While the Government was prepared to pay over £11 billion for the Olympics, Salisbury has not had a penny from the public purse, ‘which has been quite tough’. His comparatively small  £10.5 million budget has been raised from private contributions."

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