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Thank you, for everything

Thank you, for everything

Monday 19 September 2022

Thank you, for everything

Monday 19 September 2022

The Bailiwick will today join the country, the commonwealth and millions of people around the world in bidding a final fond farewell to Queen Elizabeth II - our Duc for over 70 years.

Her Majesty died on Thursday 8 September, at the age of 96.

She came to the throne in 1952, after the death of her father, King George VI.

From being a young Monarch, to her status as the nation's beloved Grandmother and Great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II is already being referred to as Elizabeth the Great, and Elizabeth the Faithful.


Pictured: The Queen's State Funeral will be screened at Saumarez Park.

Her Majesty will be laid to rest with her "strength and stay" Prince Philip, her parents and her sister, at Windsor after her State Funeral at Westminster Abbey.

The State Funeral is due to start at 11:00 on Monday 19 September, with the ceremonial procession from Westminster Hall, where she is lying in state, due to commence at shortly after 10:35.

Following the State Funeral, which is due to finish at around midday, the Queen's coffin will be taken to Windsor, where Her Majesty will be interred during a private burial at King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George's Chapel.

In Guernsey, the State Funeral will be screened at Saumarez Park.

In extending the invitation to everyone, the States said: "We would really like this to be an event where the community comes together to honour the life of a truly exceptional Monarch, who dedicated her life to serving communities exactly like ours".

The screen at Saumarez Park will have two thousand seats arranged in front of it, along with space for people to sit on blankets and rugs to watch the service.

queen saumarez park

Pictured: People are welcome to arrive at Saumarez Park from 10:00 on Monday 19, ahead of the Queen's State Funeral commencing at 11:00.

There will be free parking in Home Farm, with blue badge parking in both car parks either side of Saumarez Park.

Volunteers, including from the Scouts, will be handing out a "limited supply of teas coffees", while the Saumarez Park Cafe will be open with a donation to the Royal British Legion of 20% of their takings on the day.

Further donations will be shared between the Royal British Legion and the Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association, both of which Her Majesty was Patron of.


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