13.03.2017; London, England: QUEEN ELIZABETH
started the countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games by launching the baton relay at Buckingham Palace.
She handed the baton to two-time Australian Olympic champion cyclist Anna Meares.
The relay will span 388 days, 71 countries and more than 200,000 miles before reaching the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018
The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Edward were present at the ceremony.