There were a thousand boats and a million onlookers braving a cold rain yesterday on the Thames for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. She's the only British Royal to live long enough for that honor other than Queen Victoria. Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee will be four days long, including a concert this evening featuring Sirs Elton John and Paul McCartney. Prince Phillip, who turns 91 this week, will miss it because of a bladder infection. John Burns is London Bureau Chief for the New York Times.