Queen and Duke of Edinburgh watch Olympic swimming

Lord Sebastian Coe shows the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh around the Aquatics Centre. Credit: PA
The Queen looks on from a balcony at the Aquatics Centre. Credit: PA

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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.