On this site we have a small selection of the events Gloriana has attended, please see our Facebook page for more albums of events and the people who have rowed The Royal Barge.

A view of the rudder paintwork

Winter Storage

During the winter the Queen’s Rowbarge is laid up at the Port of London yard at Denton, Gravesend after being craned out and stored in a marquee. The winter works completed each year provide the opportunity to complete maintenance tasks and add layers of varnish to enhance the finish on all the woodwork.

Gloriana at Henley Royal Regatta 2013

Gloriana arrived for her second visit to Henley Royal Regatta on 29th June 2013. On the Sunday after the final race a crew of juniors from the three local rowing clubs – Henley RC, Leander Club and Upper Thames RC, rowed QRB up the course to rousing cheers from the spectators. The crew tossed oars […]

Fully dressed crew

Coronation Row 2013

On Tuesday 9 July 2013 Her Majesty The Queen, with other members of the Royal Family, spent a private afternoon aboard Gloriana on the river Thames between Windsor and Eton College.  The Queen’s Row Barge Gloriana was rowed by a crew of Royal Watermen, fully dressed in their bright red costumes. Aboard were HM The […]

Henley Royal Regatta 2012 Olympian Crew Row Past

Henley Royal Regatta 2012

Following the Diamond Jubliee River Pageant in 2012, the next outing for Gloriana was at Henley Royal Regatta. She was moored outside the boat tents where for the first time a limited number of the public (badge holders only) were able to have a close look at the barge. The overwhelming reaction and comment was […]

The boat 29th March 2012

Gloriana Build and Naming

Gloriana was built for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and this gallery of photos shows every stage, from the first drawings, to the official naming ceremony with Her Majesty the Queen. It was an unprecedented success. Gloriana was built in fewer than 5 months by a team of more than 60 craftsmen and women, […]