By Ayoub Mzee-London
Today i was present at Buckingham Palace , where H.M The Queen launched the Queen's Baton.The Queen’s Baton Relay has officially been launched by Queen Elizabeth II as the countdown to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018, finally begins.
The relay began with a ceremony and concert in front of Buckingham Palace before the torch heads off on a 388-day, 230,000km journey to the Gold Coast carrying a special message from the Queen.
The Queen, her husband Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, and their son Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, sent the torch on its way for a grand tour of all 52 Commonwealth nations and territories in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Oceania, Asia and Europe before it arrives to spend the final 100 days touring Australia.
Over the years ,the buton relay has evolved into a powerful symbol of unity and diversity of the Commonwealth of nations.
The Buton will be in Tanzania on the 8/4/2017.Kenya on the 5/4/2017,Uganda on the 25/3/2017 and Rwanda on the 22/5/2017