On May 23, 2012, Zara Philips, daughter of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, carried the “…Olympic torch at Cheltenham racecourse while riding her horse, Toytown.” As she made her dramatic entrance thousands of fans cheered her on while the theme song from the 1981 movie, Chariots of Fire, blasted through the speakers.
Yeah, it was kind of cheesy. Personally, speaking Clark Griswold did it better in the movie, Vacation… minus the horse. 🙂
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended a reception held at the Royal Academy in honor of her Diamond Jubilee. The queen met with various artists, writers, singers, models, and actresses such as Joan Collins from the hit ’80’s show, Dynasty.