The Olympic flame got a royal reception on Thursday as it makes its way through London ahead of the start of the Summer Games.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - along with Prince Harry - officially greeted the Olympic torch on Thursday outside Buckingham Palace as large crowds gathered in London to watch the relay through the city.
The flame was met by Prime Minister David Cameron earlier on Downing Street before it ended up in Hyde Park.
The torch was carried past a number of famous London landmarks on Thursday, including the Houses of Parliament, Hyde Parkand 10 Downing Street. It will end its 70-day trek on Friday, lighting the cauldron at the Olympic Stadium to mark the start of the London Games.
Earlier in the day, the royals flaunted their sporting skills - and spent some quality time with kids - at the launch of a sports-related charity.They didn't just watch the action, either. On the eve of the London Olympics, William kicked a soccer ball around, Harry shot hoops in the gym and Kate tried her hand at table tennis.
"Watching me on the football field is never a pretty sight. The expression giraffe on ice springs to mind," William said in a speech later on. "Catherine, on the other hand, with a tennis racket or a hockey stick is something to behold and be aware of."
The three are ambassadors for Britain's Olympic and Paralympic teams, and will attend a number of events during the course of the London Games. They are among the royals expected to attend Friday's opening ceremony, along with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.