Royals carrying the Olympic torch through the years

By Heather Cichowski

Royals carrying the Olympic torch through the years

A number of royals have participated in the Olympic tradition.

One of the biggest things to happen before the Olympics officially start is the Olympic torch relay. The torchbearers who carry the flame across countries to its final destination often talk about the incredible experience of it. Many famous faces have been involved in Olympic torch relays over the years, including a number of royals.

Royals from around the world have had the opportunity to see the Olympic torch up close. Some have even held the lit torch and been able to light the Olympic cauldron!

Scroll through the gallery (or click through if you're on desktop) to see royals with the Olympic torch.

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