Emotional scene as Queen's baton carried in Tonga

Residents of Houma, Tongatapu, Tonga were "full of emotion" yesterday as the Queen’s baton arrived in the village.

Leading the Queen's relay into Lord Vaea's estate after it left Ha'atafu at 8am, Hon.Laifone Vaea and Hon.Vilai Vaea were greeted by hundreds of  villagers and well wishers who lined up along the roadsides.

The 93 year old Misiume Vuna, one of the eldest village elders sat waiting by the roadside to carry the baton.

He smiled and raised his hands with care while he was handed with the baton to carry.

A photo of Vuna carrying the baton was uploaded into Facebook where he was greeted by his families overseas including his daughter Moala Vuna who wrote her love for him.

The Queen’s Baton for the Commonwealth Games 2014 will depart Tonga heading to the island of Niue to be arrived there by Thursday 13.

The Queen's Baton Relay has been the Commonwealth Games' lead-in before the main game since 1958.

The Games are being hosted by Glasgow (Scotland) from 23 July to 3 August 2014.

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