Queen's Baton Relay

Queen’s Baton Relay

About the Queen’s Baton Relay

Birmingham 2022 is staging the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – an epic journey across the Commonwealth, with The Queen’s Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories.

The Relay began on 7 October 2021, with Her Majesty The Queen placing her Message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. The Baton is now on its 294-day long journey to every corner of the Commonwealth.

This collective journey will ignite hope, solidarity and collaboration, as it connects communities embraces unique cultures and shares inspirational stories.

Becoming a Batonbearer

The Queen’s Baton Relay returns to England in July 2022 and will be carried across the country by over 2,000 inspirational Batonbearers, nominated by members of the public.

Sign up now to be notified of how and when you can submit a nomination.

Register Your Interest

Education Resources

Educational resources are now available for download to learn more about the Queen’s Baton Relay. Tailored for Reception, Key Stage 1, and Key Stage 2, and suitable for both at school and home, the packs focus on the messages of solidarity, hope and community, and aim to improve understanding of the Commonwealth through cross-curricular activities. The activities will also develop transferable skills in communication, confidence building, presentation, research and more.

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Learn the answers to some of the most common Queen's Baton Relay questions with our Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Proud Partners of the Queen’s Baton Relay

Longines

Official Partner of
International & Domestic Sectors

University of Birmingham

Official Partner of
International Sector