The Olympic flame reached Windsor Castle today watched by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The torch on its 53rd day journey across the UK was held by Gina Mac Gregor, aged 74 who braved the rain to meet the Queen and Prince Philip at the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle. The Queen then met a selection of Olympic veterans who all had an Olympic connection; former Olympic gymnast George Weedon who competed in 1948 when London last held the Olympics and in Helsinki in 1952; Michael Adams who carried the torch in 1948 and Pamela Cook who was an Olympic volunteer.

Gina Mac Gregor then passed the flame though the castle's quadrangle to Phillip Wells, who is 12.

Its UK journey began at Land's End on the south western tip of mainland England on May 19 and will end at the Olympic stadium in east London for the start of the games on July 27, carried for 8,000 miles by 8,000 bearers.

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