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Legacy flame receives royal welcome in London

Posted on | By Legacy

Our Torch bearers and beneficiaries were honoured to receive a royal welcome at Buckingham Palace from His Majesty The King at the official start of the London leg of the Legacy Centenary Torch Relay.

His Majesty attended the event to watch the Torch bearers light the flame outside Buckingham Palace to mark the start of the relay in London. He was joined by veterans, widows and children from the London Legacy Club as well as volunteers who help support these families.

Australian Victoria Cross recipient Daniel Keighran was also in attendance and presented His Majesty with a Legacy Centenary Commemorative Torch to thank him for the support.

Eric Easterbrook OAM, Chairman of Legacy Australia said it was an honour to be in London and have His Majesty’s support.

“Legacy is grateful for the support it has received from members of the Royal family over so many decades. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh visited Sydney Legacy on their tour of Australia in 1954 and continued to support our organisation.

It is wonderful to have His Majesty The King continue their heartfelt support and I can’t think of a more fitting commemoration than being at Buckingham Palace in our 100th year,” said Eric.

After visiting Buckingham Palace, the flame made its way to the General Charles Gordon Statue in the Victoria Embankment Gardens before travelling through the streets of London, past Big Ben and the Cenotaph before finishing at the Australian War Memorial in Hyde Park Corner.

You can find out about our torch relay and other centenary activities here.

For all media enquiries please contact the Legacy Australia Media Team – 0437 617 351 or email [email protected] 

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