After 69 days travelling the length and breadth of the UK, the Olympic Flame takes to the River Thames this morning as part of its final leg.
Starting from Hampton Court Palace, Olympic Rowing gold medallist Matthew Pinsent will carry the Flame on to the Royal Rowbarge, the Gloriana, named by Her Majesty as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Rowbarge will be rowed down the Thames to Tower Bridge by 16 oarsmen and women, including Olympic Rowers James Cracknell and Jonny Searle.
Once on board, Pinsent will light a ceremonial cauldron, that will be used to light the torches of seven young torchbearers who will take it in turns to carry the flame, as the Gloriana travels down the Thames.
The final torchbearer will carry the flame to City Hall where it will remain out of public view until it appears at the opening ceremony.
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