Britain's Prince William, Duchess Catherine and Prince Harry welcomed the Olympic torch in London yesterday (26.07.12).
The young royals greeted the torch - which has been on a relay across the UK ahead of the start of the 2012 Games tonight (27.07.12) - at Buckingham Palace before it moved on to the city's famous Hyde Park, where a beacon was lit in front of 60,000 people.
Other stars to have carried the torch yesterday included Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley - dressed as their alter-egos Eddy and Patsy from TV sitcom 'Absolutely Fabulous' - and Sir Bruce Forsyth.
While at Hyde Park, London's mayor Boris Johnson hit out at Republican US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who had earlier questioned Britain's level of preparation for the Olympics while visiting the capital.
Boris said: "There's guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know if we are ready. Are we ready? Yes we are," causing the crowd to go wild.
The young royals are expected to have a big presence at the Games, attending the opening ceremony and seeing various events - including hockey - during the next two weeks.