Queen starts Commonwealth relay with message in a baton
9 October 2013 Last updated at 12:32 BST
The Queen has signalled the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay by inserting a handwritten message into the ceremonial baton.
It was then sealed, before its journey of more than 190,000km through Commonwealth territories in Asia, Oceania, Africa, North and South America and the Caribbean.
The message will be read out by The Queen at the opening ceremony of the Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow.