Queen visits Olympic village

The Queen has opened the Games after an actor dressed as Her Majesty parachuted into the stadium. Seven British Olympic hopefuls carried the Torch around the stadium and lit copper petals representing the 204 competing nations to form a cauldron.

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Brunel reads from Shakespeare's The Tempest

Sir Kenneth Branagh representing the British engineer Brunel read some famous lines from The Tempest by William Shakespeare - the inspiration behind Danny Boyles' Opening Ceremony

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