Queen takes a musical ride through Jubilee pageant
Queen Elizabeth likes nothing better than some horsing around, and she got plenty of it in her first large-scale Diamond Jubilee celebration.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip watched the final performance of the pageant, which included rags-to-riches singer Susan Boyle and Australian musician Rolf Harris.
Seventeen countries were represented as 550 horses put on a show that included Italy's Carousel of the Carabinieri re-enacting an 1848 battle and Russia's Kremlin Riding School doing horseback acrobatics.
The Queen's own Household Cavalry recreated her coronation in the grand finale.
Troupes from India's Dancing Marwaris to the Chilean Huasos displayed their mettle in a rare gathering of global horsemanship to mark the monarch's 60 years on the throne.
All this is a warm-up to the June 2-5 celebrations that will include a giant flotilla of a thousand boats on the River Thames. That event alone is expected to cost about $19 million.