Glasgow 2014: Queen's Baton Relay launch

Key points

  • The baton will visit all 70 Commonwealth nations and territories ahead of the Glasgow 2014 games which begin on 23 July next year
  • The Queen will place a message inside the baton which will not be read until the opening ceremony at Glasgow's Celtic Park
  • The BBC's Mark Beaumont will be following the 288-day baton relay as it travels more than 100,000 miles around the world

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Reporting:

  • Keir Murray 
  • Graham Fraser 
  • Steven Brocklehurst 

Last updated 9 October 2013

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