Birmingham 2022 will stage the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – an epic journey across the Commonwealth,  with The Queen’s Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories, reaching Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas.

The Relay will begin in October 2021, once  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has placed her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton.

The Baton will then travel for 294 days,  connecting communities in every corner of the Commonwealth, embracing unique cultures and sharing stories.

This collective journey will  ignite hope,  solidarity  and collaboration for the next generation, with these stories leaving us all inspired to take on the challenges that matter most to us.

Discover the Baton

The Baton will feature an intricate and unique design, embodying the spirit of Birmingham, the West Midlands and the modern Commonwealth. Check back soon to discover more about the Baton design.

Follow the Relay

The Baton will travel across 72 nations & territories of the Commonwealth. Check back soon to discover the route it will take.

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