The incredible fleet of boats which travelled down the River Thames in London to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Sunday has secured a Guinness World Records title for World’s Largest Parade of Boats.
The flotilla of 670 boats, beat the previous record of 327 set in Germany in April 2011.
The procession started up river at Battersea Bridge, eventually making its down to the east of the capital at Tower Bridge.
The fleet encompassed the biggest collection of historic vessels ever assembled on the Thames including the Amazon, a boat which took part in Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 as well as The Royal Barge carrying The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family.
In order to crack the Guinness World Records title previously held by Günter Wichert and the Sport Skippers of Bremerhaven, Germany, the fleet had to meet stringent regulations covering a minimum distance of two miles.