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The Queen kicks off the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The Queen officially started the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay on Wednesday (October 9) in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The baton will visit all 70 competing Commonwealth nations, including Pakistan, South Africa, Jamaica and Canada. After traveling to Scotland, where the Games will take place, its first port of call will be India on October 11. British cyclist and six-time Olympic gold medal winner, Sir Chris Hoy delivered the baton to Buckingham Palace, where it was handed to the Queen by Prince Tunku Imran, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation. The Queen placed a hand-written message to the Commonwealth on a rolled up parchment into the baton before handing it to former British Olympic champion sprinter, Alan Wells. The Baton Relay will no longer travel to Gambia as the country withdrew from the Commonwealth last week branding it a "neo-colonial institution". The 288 day relay will cont

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