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Articles Tagged 'Olympic Torch'

WATCH: Olympic Torch Gets Royal Treatment

On the last day of its 8,000-mile journey all around Britain, the Olympic torch traveled on the Thames aboard the Queen’s royal rowbarge, the Gloriana, powered by 16 oarsmen. The Gloriana led the flotilla during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant, and was called back into service today. The flame was taken onto the rowboat after nine […]

Royal Roundup: A Warm Windsor Welcome for London Games

The whole royal family’s turning out for the Games. Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace on Monday for members of the International Olympic Committee. “In the coming days,” she said, “over 10,000 athletes from more than 200 nations will be undertaking their final preparations after years of dedication, hard work and personal sacrifice. […]

Royal Roundup: Princess Anne, Olympic Torchbearer

In a rainy ceremony in Athens that included school children singing “God Save the Queen,” Princess Anne accepted the Olympic torch on Thursday as it was symbolically handed over to London. The Princess Royal is heading the delegation that is bringing the torch to Britain, where it is scheduled to arrive on Friday afternoon. Also […]