2012 Countdown

Young Royals To Light Olympic Cauldron?

The question of who is going to light the Olympic cauldron to launch the games in London tonight remains un-leaked, but speculation is ongoing that it could be a William/Harry/Kate combo. They are patrons for team GB and the young royals have just been officially confirmed as attendees along with Prince Charles to tonight’s celebrations.

The Royals have got a busy day starting right about now – they are shortly due to host a reception at Buckingham Palace for foreign heads of state, before making it over to the stadium for the 9pm kick off.

London's staying warm, but thunder storms are threatening to spoil the party.