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Royal Party’s pan-island plan for Liberation Day

Royal Party’s pan-island plan for Liberation Day

Monday 09 May 2022

Royal Party’s pan-island plan for Liberation Day

Monday 09 May 2022


Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex will arrive in Guernsey this afternoon to mark the 77th anniversary of the Bailiwicks’ Liberation, and to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Earl and Countess will first visit the Liberation Tea Dance at Beau Séjour, which will see the island’s Occupation Generation celebrating together.

After this event, Their Royal Highnesses will travel to Castle Cornet to attend an Ecumenical Service in the Middle Ward of the Castle, before watching a special performance of ‘Sarnia Cherie’ by the Guernsey Music Service Youth Choir, followed by the 21-gun salute.

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Pictured: The Royal's will observe the cavalcade as it passes through St. Peter Port.

Following this, the pair will visit the Guernsey Yacht Club, where they'll watch the Liberation Day Cavalcade as it travels around the Model Yacht Pond. 

After the Cavalcade, The Earl and Countess will meet islanders celebrating Liberation Day along the Castle Emplacement, before leaving for Government House. 

Tomorrow, Their Royal Highnesses will first visit Forest Primary School in the morning to plant a tree to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. They will also meet the winner of the local Platinum Jubilee for Guernsey flag competition. 

Sark and Alderney

Following this visit, they will travel to Alderney, where they'll visit a number of sites and meet representatives of several Alderney organisations.

States of Alderney President William Tate said: “The Royal Party will arrive at Braye Common at approximately 10.30 and make their way to the bottom of Victoria Street where they will walk to the Alderney Wildlife Trust."

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Pictured: The pair will visit the three largest island's within the Bailiwick.

They will then be taken to a Reception at the Island Hall before visiting the Fort at Longis where “The Earl of Wessex will ‘break ground’ for the forthcoming Platinum Jubilee Archeological Dig”.

“Their Royal Highnesses will travel by train from the Platinum Jubilee Station Platform at the Arsenal to the Railway Station at Braye, where The Royal Party will depart from Braye Common at approximately 12.05pm,” said Mr Tate.

They will then travel to Sark, where they will present the island’s emergency service personnel with a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal, before meeting Sark’s Occupation Generation in the Island Hall. 

Pictured (top): The Earl and Countess of Wessex.

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