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Alderney to approve State Funeral Public Holiday

Alderney to approve State Funeral Public Holiday

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Alderney to approve State Funeral Public Holiday

Wednesday 14 September 2022


The Public Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be approved in Alderney today, with plans being made for how the occasion will be marked in the island.

King Charles III approved the public holiday in the UK at his Principal Proclamation on Saturday.

Guernsey confirmed it would follow in marking Monday 19 September as a public holiday too.

That does not need to be ratified by the States as the Committee for Economic Development was assigned full responsibility for future changes to public holidays last year.

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Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday 8 September 2022, after reigning for 70 years.

In Alderney, the States will meet this afternoon to approve the Public Holiday for the Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

There will be a People's Meeting at 14:15 in the Courthouse, convened by Ian Carter, the Chairman of the Policy and Finance Committee, immediately followed by the Meeting of the States at 14:30.

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Pictured: Ian Carter.

In proposing the Public Holiday, Mr Carter, seconded by Christian Harris, wrote the following to William Tate, the President of the States of Alderney. 

“Following the confirmation by His Majesty King Charles III that there will be a public holiday in the United Kingdom on the day of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, the Policy and Finance Committee resolved that there should be a public holiday in Alderney on the same day to allow islanders to mourn with the United Kingdom."

 

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