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Royals welcome Olympic Torch on penultimate day of UK tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry welcome the Torch to Buckingham Palace Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

The Olympic Flame has completed the penultimate day of its 8,000-mile journey around the UK.

A succession of celebrities carried the Torch past iconic landmarks through London including comedian David Walliams, actresses Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders and entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth.

ITV News Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports on the day's events:

Thousands of cheering people lined Oxford Street, Regent Street and Trafalgar Square to catch a glimpse of the Olympic flame that has travelled all the way from Olympia in Greece.

Today's route took in Downing Street and Buckingham Palace before finally making its way to Hyde Park where the cauldron was lit in front of thousands of spectators.

Here is our pick of the day's highlights in pictures:

David Cameron and his wife Samantha welcome Olympic Torchbearer Kate Nesbit to Downing Street Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
The sun rises over Tower Bridge Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Comedian David Walliams takes the torch in Islington Credit: ITV News
Daniel Mccubbin holding the Olympic Flame as it arrives at St Pancras International Railway Station Gareth Fuller/PA Wire Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Sir Clive Woodward lets a young spectator in Camden touch the Torch Credit: Ben Birchall/LOCOG/PA Wire
Paralympian gold medallist Ade Adepitan carries the Olympic Flame on the Millennium Bridge Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan with the Olympic Flame Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders in their Patsy and Eddie characters from TV show Absolutely Fabulous Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
TV entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth carried the Torch past the BBC in White City Credit: Twitter/Anita Isalska
The Olympic Torch is driven along Oxford Street Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Crowds at Oxford Circus Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Torchbearer Tyler Rix lighting the cauldron with the Olympic Flame in Hyde Park Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire