The Olympic Cabinet Committee have reported today that the Olympic opening ceremony will be one of the "biggest diplomatic events" ever in the UK. Discussing the final preparations for the Games, the Committee concluded:
- Approximately 14.3 million people have lined the streets to see the Olympic Flame. The Flame today travels on the River Thames between Hampton Court and London Bridge.
- 24,657 Games Family members have now arrived in the UK (including just over 7,000 athletes).
The Olympic Torch relay was celebrated by 80,000 people at a music concert in London's Hyde Park on the eve of the opening ceremony.
The penultimate day of the Olympic Torch relay took in some of London's most famous landmarks. Here is our pick of the day in pictures.
The Olympic flame will be cheered through the grounds of Buckingham Palace by William and Kate today on the eve of the Games.