HAMPTON Court Palace marked the 500th anniversary of its most famous resident's coronation with a packed weekend of celebrations.
Actors took to the Thames in a procession of boats, including a replica of King Henry VIII's Royal Shallop Jubilant, to make their way from the Tower of London to the palace last Saturday.
Crowds lined the bank of the river to watch them travel through Fulham, Putney, Chiswick and Teddington, where a further 50 boats joined them to continue the journey to Kingston Bridge and Hampton Court.
There the festivities continued into the evening with music, dancing and entertainment from the King's fools.
On Sunday visitors to the palace joined in traditional Tudor boat racing, ducking stools and greasy poles before the King made his way back down the river.
Henry VIII was King of England from April 21 1509 until his death in January 1547.