Paul McCartney closes Olympic Opening Ceremony with 'Hey Jude'

Paul McCartney closing the Olympic Opening Ceremony with 'Hey Jude'
Paul McCartney closing the Olympic Opening Ceremony with 'Hey Jude' Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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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.