The Queen handing over the baton to Anna Meares. Credits: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images
The countdown for the most awaited international multi-sport event of the commonwealth nations starts today.  Queen Elizabeth II started the countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, launching the baton relay at Buckingham Palace.

This relay will end in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia where the 2018 Commonwealth games will commence. The event starts on April 4 and continues till April 15. Australia will host the game for the fifth time.