Queen to launch Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

Friday September 27, 2013

The Queen accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh will launch the Queen’s XX Glasgow Commonwealth Games’ baton relay from the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 9 October.

To start the baton’s journey around the member states of the Commonwealth, the Queen will place a message to the ‘Games in the Commonwealth’ before it starts its long trip to Asia.

Over the following 288 days the baton will cover more than 118,000 miles averaging one to four days in each nation or territory. It will finish its journey at the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on 23 July 2014.

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