03:44AM, Wednesday 11 July 2012
Crowds packed the streets in Windsor to watch the Olympic Flame go by yesterday.
Distinctively big-haired football star Carlos Valderrama was among the torchbearers as the flame passed along Arthur and Peascod Street, to reach Windsor Castle.
Inside castle grounds the 72-year-old founder of Maidenhead and District Netball League, Gina Macgregor MBE, carried the torch past St George's Chapel and into the Quadrangle. The Queen and Prince Philip stood nearby as the torch was handed to 12-year-old Phillip Wells from Taplow.
Then the torch headed to the Long Walk where large crowds had also gathered to see 100 members of the Household Cavalry line the route all the way up to the castle - while the Band of the Blues and Royals played.
Captain Gerald Wellesley, Household Cavalry rear operations group adjutant said: "It is humbling when we turn up and are overwhelmed by public support for what we do at home and overseas."
The regiment is based at Windsor's Combermere Barracks and is soon to be deployed for the sixth time in Afghanistan.
See Friday's Express for more photos, and click here to watch a video of the Olympic Torch in Windsor and across Berkshire.
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