27/07/12 The Olympic torch leaves Hampton Court Palace onboard the Gloriana

I got up early this morning to head down to Hampton Court Palace to see the Olympic torch set off on the Final leg of it’s journey towards the Olympic stadium later on today! Matthew Pinsent was the torchbearer that lit the cauldron onboard the Gloriana before she set off towards London. Below are a couple of my photos.

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Matthew Pinsent arrives at the Gloriana with his torch high in the air, to the appreciation of thousands of people lining the banks of the thames.

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The cauldron onboard the Gloriana is lit and she is ready to head up the Thames.

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She turns 180 degrees before heading east along the river.

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A flotilla of rowing boats follows the Gloriana on it’s journey.

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