The famous Lord Mayor’s parade entertained crowds on wet City streets yesterday Fiona Woolf became the new Lord Mayor of London, only the second time a female has held the post in its long history. But the new Lord Mayor’s day started with by being aboard the Queen’s row barge Gloriana and leading a flotilla of Thames Cutters through Tower Bridge.
Gloriana then moored at HMS President – the home of the Royal Naval Reserve – and the new Lord Mayor enjoyed a historic rum ceremony before being whisked off to continue her busy day.
GLORIANA leading a flotilla through a raised Tower Bridge.
Rowers held their oars up as they reached HMS President.
The smiling new Lord Mayor disembarked Gloriana.
The Lord Mayor inspected naval reservists at HMS President
The Lord Mayor and guests HMS President enjoyed a tot of rum
Before leaving HMS President, the Lord Mayor signed the guestbook.