Queen's Commonwealth Baton begins its journey

  • 9 October 2013
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The Queen has kick-started the countdown to the Commonwealth Games today by placing a secret message inside a baton.

The baton is the Commonwealth Games' version of the Olympic torch.

It will travel the globe in the build up to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year.

Newsround's Leah was at Buckingham Palace this morning ahead of the grand launch.