Royals & Fashion - the royal family gave a reception in honor of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes at Buckingham Palace, London.
Queen Elizabeth II records her Christmas message to the Commonwealth, in 3D for the first time, in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace on December 7, 2012 in London England. Broadcast on December 25, 2012, the Queen paid tribute in her Christmas speech to Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes for inspiring the nation during a 'splendid summer of sport'.
Queen starts 2018 Commonwealth Games baton relay - BBC News
The Queen handed the baton to athletes at Buckingham Palace to coincide with Commonwealth Day.
Since 1958 The Queen's Baton has carried a message from Her Majesty calling the Commonwealth's athletes to come together in a peaceful and friendly competition. School girl Emily presented HM with her message which won't be revealed until the opening ceremony of @gc2018 Cyclist Anna Meares was the first to carry the Baton out of Buckingham Palace, ready for its relay. #commonwealthday