Olympian Effort

Queen's Granddaughter Zara to Bear Olympic Torch Tomorrow

Zara Phillips, the Queen's granddaughter, will tomorrow carry the Olympic torch on horseback down the finishing straight of Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire.

The 31-year-old will be riding her horse, Toytown, and will use the torch to light a cauldron at the racecourse. Zara held the torch briefly today when she met teenage torchbearers today in the town of Hungerford, as the flame was carried in the west of the country.

The Olympic torch arrived in the UK on 18 May, to a welcoming party which included David Beckham. The torch is making good preogress around the country - despite having already gone out once.