Queen’s Baton Relay Hits Ghana

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a unique tour of the Commonwealth and has happened in some form since the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

The tradition is for the Head of the Commonwealth, currently Queen Elizabeth ll, to write a message that is carried within a baton until it is finally read aloud to officially open the 2014 Games in Glasgow, UK.

For the next nine months the baton has traveled around the globe to the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.

The Queen set the baton on its way at Buckingham Palace on the 9 October 2013, then heading to New Delhi, host of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The route includes some of the larger Commonwealth countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, South Africa, Malaysia, Australia, Kenya, Ghana, Jamaica and Canada.

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