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Queen's Baton Relay

The Queen's Baton Relay was launched at Buckingham Palace on 9th October 2013, when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who is Head of the Commonwealth, placed her message to the Commonwealth into the baton.

HM The Queen signing her message at Balmoral
HM The Queen signing her message at Balmoral
HM The Queen, assisted by HRH Prince Imran, President of the CGF, inserts her message in the Glasgow 2014 baton.
HM The Queen, assisted by HRH Prince Imran, President
of the CGF, inserts her message in the Glasgow 2014 baton.


Over the following 288 days the baton will cover more than 118,000 miles averaging one to four days in each nation or territory. The first region the baton will travel to will be Asia, from Asia the baton will travel onto Oceania, Africa, Americas (south), Caribbean, Americas (north) before returning to Europe. It will finish its journey at the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on 23 July 2014.

The journey of the baton

The International Route announcement

The route of the baton

Journey of the Queen's Baton

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Queen's Baton Relay - Schedule
Country Arrival Date Event Days
India 11.10.2013 2
Bangladesh 14.10.2013 2
Pakistan 16.10.2013 2
Sri Lanka 18.10.2013 2
Maldives 21.10.2013 2
Singapore 22.10.2013 2
Malaysia 26.10.2013 2
Brunei Darussalam 28.10.2013 2
Australia 30.10.2013 4
Papua New Guinea 04.11.2013 2
Solomon Islands 08.11.2013 3
Nauru 13.11.2013 3
Tuvalu 19.11.2013 2
Samoa 22.11.2013 3
New Zealand 27.11.2013 4
Kiribati 02.12.2013 2
Cook Islands 05.12.2013 2
Tonga 09.12.2013 2
Niue 13.12.2013 4
Norfolk Island 22.12.2013 1
Vanuatu 24.12.2013 2
Sierra Leone 31.12.2013 2
Ghana 03.01.2014 2
Nigeria 05.01.2014 2
Cameroon 08.01.2014 2
Kenya 12.01.2014 2
Uganda 14.01.2014 2
Rwanda 15.01.2014 2
United Republic of Tanzania 18.01.2014 2
Seychelles 21.01.2014 2
Malawi 24.01.2014 1
Zambia 26.01.2014 2
Namibia 28.01.2014 2
Botswana 30.01.2014 2
Mauritius 01.02.2014 2
Mozambique 04.02.2014 2
Swaziland 06.02.2014 1
Lesotho 08.02.2014 1
South Africa 10.02.2014 4
St. Helena 19.02.2014 2
Falkland Islands 27.02.2014 2
Guyana 02.03.2014 2
Trinidad & Tobago 05.03.2014 2
Grenada 08.03.2014 2
Barbados 11.03.2014 2
St. Vincent & The Grenadines 14.03.2014 2
St. Lucia 16.03.2014 2
Dominica 19.03.2014 2
Antigua & Barbuda 21.03.2014 2
Montserrat 25.03.2014 2
St. Kitts & Nevis 27.03.2014 2
Anguilla 30.03.2014 2
British Virgin Islands 02.04.2014 2
Jamaica 05.04.2014 3
Cayman Islands 11.04.2014 3
Turks & Caicos 15.04.2014 2
The Bahamas 18.04.2014 2
Belize 21.04.2014 2
Bermuda 25.04.2014 2
Canada 27.04.2014 4
Cyprus 04.05.2014 2
Malta 07.05.2014 1
Gibraltar 09.05.2014 1
Jersey 11.05.2014 2
Guernsey 13.05.2014 2
Isle of Man 16.05.2014 2
Northern Ireland 20.05.2014 3
Wales  24.05.2014 7
England 31.05.2014 14
Scotland 14.06.2014 40

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