Watch: The Queen Kicks Off 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games with Handwritten Note
Queen Elizabeth II launches the 2014 Glasgow Comonwealth Games with a baton containing a handwritten note from the Queen herself, reports BBC News.
What does the note say? The Queen will read the message aloud on July 23, 2014, at the opening ceremonies, after the baton makes its rounds, beginning with Scotland tomorrow, Thursday, October 10, visiting all 70 competing nations, throughout the next 288 days.
Prince Imran of Malaysia, the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, explained the significance of the traveling baton saying at the ceremony, “The relay unites two billion citizens of the Commonwealth in a celebration of sport, diversity and peace.”
Glasgow 2014 will be the 20th Commonwealth Games, highlighting 17 sports in 11 days of competition, featuring 261 medal events.
You can watch Olympic gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy carry the baton to Buckingham Palace here.
What would you write on the note?