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Queen's granddaughter to carry Olympic torch

This 2007 file photo shows Britain's Zara Phillips,  granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II,  riding 'Toytown'  in the Cross Country Test  competition of the Eventing Competitions at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen 2007 in Aachen, western Germany.

This 2007 file photo shows Britain's Zara Phillips, granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II, riding 'Toytown' in the Cross Country Test competition of the Eventing Competitions at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen 2007 in Aachen, western Germany.

London Olympic organizers say Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, will carry the Olympic torch while riding Toytown -- the horse that nearly helped her win a berth for the Beijing Olympics.

The 31-year-old daughter of Princess Anne will ride Toytown on the final leg of the relay at the Cheltenham racecourse on Wednesday, where she will then light a celebratory cauldron signaling the end of the fifth day of the 70-day torch relay.

Phillips is seeking a berth on new horse High Kingdom in Britain's 2012 London Olympics team. She missed out on a spot for Beijing in 2008 when Toytown was injured.
  Organizers on Tuesday confirmed that she would take part.