Queen’s Baton arrives in Albany

By Grace Jones | posted on March 3, 2018

THE Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton touched down for its first leg in Western Australia last week, and an opening ceremony was held on Mount Clarence in Albany.

Crowds followed the 27 batonbearers through Albany, with a congregation of school kids and spectators meeting briefly at Albany’s Town Square.

Albany’s leg finished with Michael Berg receiving the baton before heading to Denmark for the next stop.

Once the baton reaches the Gold Coast on April 4, the baton would have travelled around the Commonwealth for 388 days, with 310 Western Australians and approximately 3,800 Australians carrying the baton.

The Queen’s message is held in the baton, and will be read aloud during the opening ceremony of the games.