Guernsey's Lieutenant Governor has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her death at the age of 96 this afternoon.
Lieutenant-Governor, Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell CB, CBE was appointed to his role, as Her Majesty's representative in the Bailiwick earlier this year.
Following the announcement of her death this evening, His Excellency said it was an honour to serve in Her Majesty's army and then to be Her personal representative in the Bailiwick.
"I served Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Army for more than 40 years and it has been my honour and privilege to be Her personal representative in the Bailiwick since February 2022.
"It was my most sad and solemn duty to receive official notification of the passing of Her Majesty and to convey it to others in the Bailiwick.
"Even in this time of great sadness, I know that everyone in the Bailiwick will always remember Her Majesty's exceptional devotion to Her people, Her extraordinary service to those She represented and Her love of these Islands."
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death this evening of our Sovereign, HM Queen Elizabeth II. Throughout a remarkable reign, the longest in British history, her constancy and devotion to duty have been an inspiration to us all. She will be profoundly missed. pic.twitter.com/omuZE2QOnB— Gov House Guernsey (@GvHouseGuernsey) September 8, 2022
The statement above was shared by Guernsey's Government House on Twitter shortly after the announcement from Buckingham Palace.
The Government House website had been changed to black in deference to Her Majesty.
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