Torch Relay

The Olympic torch relay reaches its final stages ahead of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on 27th July

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Torchbearer to meet Duchess of Cambridge

The Princess will meet a fellow Scout volunteer today Credit: Press Association

The Duchess of Cambridge will meet a fellow Scout volunteer today who will carry the Olympic flame to the gates of Buckingham Palace.

Torch bearer Jon Sayer, 33, was chosen to take part in the relay after Kate asked for a Scout to participate in this prestigious leg of the event.

He has been described as an inspirational helper who last year saved the life of a man who had jumped into a river swollen with rainwater.

Daley carries torch

He's won two Gold medals and he's carried the Olympic flame before in Sydney, but Daley Thompson returned to his roots this evening to carry the flame - and light the cauldron at Alexandra Palace, at the end of Day 68 of the torch relay.

The athlete used to train nearby - at Haringey Athletic Club.

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