I dipped in to the Royal River Pageant quite a few times over a period of over 4 hours. Why did we have a 'B' list celebrity as host (Eamon something) assisted by 2 women, neither of whom I could name? Dotted around the river on various vessels were numerous nonentities who clearly should never be asked back, it was shambolic and the main attractions; the Royals had neither the personality or initiative to rescue any of it. One was left hoping that someone would throw them self off the Royal barge in to the Thames for a bit of a laugh.
The Royal vessel we were told rather helpfully by some unknown clown (who probably now sleeps with the fishes) was a converted rubbish barge which a couple of weeks ago was clearing rubbish up and down the river, they chose the vessel carefully then. The Royal Family were subjected to an unremitting and unforgiving 4 hours of close up which showed them huddling around against the elements like a bunch of cretins. My money was on the Queen and her half wit husband finding a warm place asap with a large G n T and saying thank f**k that's over at least we won't have to go through it again in another 60 bloody years.
A regiment of highly talented planners and presenters of entertainment could not have devised anything so boring and downright embarrassing if they were tasked to do so. I was "singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, what a glorious feeling Etc. Etc. Blessed be "the gentle rain from heaven, it provided mercy of great quality for us Republicans.