Queen launches Commonwealth Games baton relay

The baton contains a special message from the Queen which will travel through all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth before arriving back in Birmingham for the start of the games in July 2022.

Accompanied by her son, Prince Edward, the monarch started the relay by handing the baton to British Paralympian Kadeena Cox before it was carried on by fellow baton bearers down The Mall.

The baton will be returned at the opening ceremony of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in July.

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