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Princess Beatrice at Harewood House for Olympic torch

Princess Beatrice Photo: Press Association

Princess Beatrice is in Yorkshire and has been greeting the Olympic torch as it arrived at a stately home in West Yorkshire on day 32 of its tour around Britain and Ireland. The relay was watched by the princess as it arrived at Harewood House during its journey from Hull to York. The torch began the day at The Deep aquarium, in Hull, and will also visit Fountains Abbey, near Ripon, and the city of York before ending its route on horseback at York Racecourse.

At Harewood House, the torch made the mile-long journey down the driveway to the front of the 18th century home, where it was greeted by the Earl and Countess of Harewood and the Duke of York's daughter.

Children from 13 schools in the area have also celebrated the occasion by performing a response to the Olympics. The relay has moved on through Knaresborough and Harrogate to the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey.

It will then arrive in York, where it will be carried along sections of the city's walls and visit historic cobbled street Shambles. Harvey Smith, former Olympic showjumper and racehorse trainer, will be the final torchbearer of the day.

Mr Smith, 74, will ride the final furlong of York Racecourse on showjumper Paddy before lighting the celebration cauldron.

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