09 October 2013

Commonwealth Games Baton Relay Launch

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, launched the Queen's Baton Relay for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from Buckingham Palace.
Click above for a video and report from the BBC.
It's so good to see HM and the DoE together on the royal beat again, isn't it? I feel like the Queen put extra festive bits on her hat for the occasion. Actually, it sort of mimics the folded trellis of the Gold Trellis Brooch...so there you go.

We also got a look at the Queen signing the message she placed inside the baton, back on September 27. This is at Balmoral, so she's in casual mode.