Zara Phillips to carry Olympic torch

London Olympic organisers say the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips 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 signalling 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.