British Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain is about both "Blur and Beefeaters" as the world prepares for London's Olympic Games opening ceremony.
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 27, 2012) (UK POOL) -British Prime Minister David Cameron said the country is ready to put its best foot forward, as he spoke just hours ahead of the opening ceremony for the London Olympic Games on Friday (July 27).
"It is very exciting. I think there is a huge sense of excitement and anticipation because Britain is ready to welcome the greatest show on earth and it is going to be an incredible few weeks for our country," he said from outside his office at number 10 Downing Street.
"I think it is a great opportunity to show the world the best of Britain, a country that has got an incredibly rich past but actually a very exciting and vibrant future. Someone asked me yesterday, 'What face of Britain do you want to put forward, is it Blur or the Beefeaters?' And frankly it is both, we have got a great past and a very exciting future and this is a great moment for our country so we must seize it," he added.
The Olympic torch is currently on its way to the Olympic Stadium in east London for the opening ceremony where it will set alight the cauldron to signal the official launch of the Games.
Blur is a popular British rock band while the Beefeaters are the ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London, officially known as the Yeomen Warders.