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Olympic torch encounters the Queen and a streaker

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip speak with London 2012 Chairman Sebastian Coe, right, as Olympic torch bearers Gina Macgregor, second from the left, and Phil Wells, left, look on at Windsor Castle, west of London, on July 10, 2012. BEN STANSALL/AFP/GettyImages

(CBS News) The Olympic torch had a busy day today. Not only was it carried into Windsor Castle to be greeted by Queen Elizabeth II, but it also encountered a streaker.

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The torch was carried into the castle by 74-year-old torchbearer Gina Macgregor, who told the BBC the Queen was interested in how the torch worked. Macgregor then passed the torch to 12-year-old Phil Wells.

Thousands of people waited outside of the castle to catch a glimpse of the torch, reports the BBC.

Earlier, Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave rowed the torch down the Thames river. Before it got to the Thames, a male streaker who had "Free Tibet" written on his back ran across the path of the torch as it was going through Henley.

Thames Valley Police told the BBC, "A 27-year-old man from Henley has been arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency and is custody."

A total of 8,000 people will carry the flame during its 8,000 mile, 70-day journey to the opening ceremony on July 27.