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Olympic torch passes through Windsor Castle

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 01:12

July 10 - Queen Elizabeth welcomes torch bearers carrying the Olympic flame to Windsor Castle. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION The Olympic flame was carried through the grounds of Windsor Castle on Tuesday (July 10), watched by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. On the 53rd day of its journey across the UK, Gina MacGregor, age 74, passed the flame in the castle's quadrangle to Phillip Wells, who is 12 years old. Among those also watching the ceremony with the Queen and Duke were George Weedon, age 92, who was an Olympic gymnast at the London games of 1948 and Helsinki in 1952; Michael Adams, age 81, who carried the torch in 1948; and Pamela Cook, who was an Olympic volunteer in 1948. Windsor is the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle, and has been used by British monarchs for almost 1,000 years. Tuesday's route takes the Olympic flame from Oxford to Reading via Windsor, carried by 111 torch bearers. Its UK journey began at Land's End on the southwestern tip of mainland England on May 19 and will end at the Olympic stadium in East London for the start of the games on July 27, carried for 8,000 miles by 8,000 bearers.

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Olympic torch passes through Windsor Castle

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 01:12