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Last Updated: Monday, 14 March 2005, 19:25 GMT
Commonwealth baton photos

Elle McPherson, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh launch the world's longest relay with Elle McPherson at Buckingham Palace

Elle McPherson holds the Commonwealth baton

McPherson holds the baton that will make its way 110,000 miles through 71 countries to Melbourne

McPherson shares a joke with the Duke of Edinburgh

The baton contains a message from The Queen which will be read out at the opening ceremony on 15 March 2006

Cathy Freeman and Elle McPherson

McPherson was joined by fellow Australian Cathy Freeman for the opening stage of The Queen's baton relay

Freeman and McPherson get the relay underway

The Duke of Edinburgh and The Queen look on as Freeman and McPherson get the relay underway



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