Queen Elizabeth on Thursday officially launched the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in a unique ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Queen, accompanied by The Earl of Wessex, attended a special ceremony on the forecourt of the Palace to launch the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay.
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) arrived in Scotland, marking the 42nd stop on its global tour in the build-up to next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Baton arrived from England and previously from the Falkland Islands (12 to 15 August).
The Commonwealth Games Queens Baton visits all 71 Commonwealth countries and territories on its journey from Buckingham Palace to the host city. In 2018 that is Gold Coast in Australia; one territory is missing from the relay, because it has not been possible to schedule St Helena this year. However several Saints saw and carried the baton in the Falkland Islands, so we have helped a little bit.
The Queen's Baton Relay of the Commonwealth Games has arrived in the Falkland Islands. The baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Head of the Commonwealth, and is travelling around the world prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games in April 2018. This tradition began in 1958. The baton visit was organised by the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association (FIOGA)
The Queen’s Baton promoting the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year received a hearty welcome in the Falkland Islands, as residents grouped on the Stanley public jetty at 6.30pm on Thursday 27 February when it was hurtled to Stanley from HMS Clyde.