A 100-metric-ton crane from Hewden, an equipment rental specialist in the U.K., was given the royal seal of approval as it assisted with preparations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The all-terrain crane was used to lift the Queen’s Britannia Royal Barge into the King George V Dock in London. The vessel was used to ferry the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to the Spirit of Chartwell, as part of the 1,000-strong flotilla on the River Thames on June 3.
It was the first time in 15 years that the barge has served the royal family. The vessel was used to carry the Queen to and from her royal yacht Britannia, before it was decommissioned in 1997 after almost 44 years of service.