Britain's Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by her husband Prince Philip, rear, and Lord Stirling, right, visits the Gloriana, the new royal barge for the first time, at Greenland Pier in East London, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The 94-foot (28.6 metre) vessel, decorated with gold leaf and ornately carved, harks back 200 years to when kings and queens traveled by water in opulent style. The barge will head this summer's River Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant - a 1,000-strong flotilla of boats.