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Commonwealth pageant for the Queen

Hundreds of horses and performers from across the world have come together to celebrate the 250 State and Commonwealth visits the Queen has made during her reign.

A special pageant including more than 500 horses and 800 performers was held for the Queen at Windsor Castle.

Dressed in a shimmering cream coat, the Queen accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, arrived at the event in a horse-drawn Landau carriage pulled by four Windsor Greys.

Four Canadian Mounties saluted her as she left her carriage and made her way to the royal box to watch the proceedings.

The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra and the Duchess of Cornwall joined the couple as they watched the Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

The World Comes To Windsor aims to take the audience on a journey around the world in 90 minutes.

Some famous faces accompanied the performers including Dame Helen Mirren, Martin Clunes and Rolf Harris who were narrating while Joss Stone, Susan Boyle and Il Divo sung along to performances.

The show featured displays from the Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry Regiment and the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Mexican singers and dancers, Cook Island dancers, New South Wales Mounted Police and Aborigines, Dhol drummers and dancers and the Omani Mounted Activity Ride also performed.

The event will be broadcast by ITV during the Jubilee celebrations in June.


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