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Thursday 15 September 2022

Thanks extended to "those who have worked tirelessly"

Thursday 15 September 2022

The Lieutenant Governor will be in Alderney on Friday to pay a special visit to the island to thank everyone who has been involved in the response to the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the Proclamation of her son as King Charles III.

Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell (pictured), and his wife, will meet the Island Band and Bell Ringers as well as the President of the States of Alderney, and members of the island's Civil Service.


Pictured: All involved in the island's response to the death of the Queen and Proclamation of the new King will be personally thanked by the Monarch's representative in the Bailiwick on Friday morning.

Whilst in Alderney, His Excellency and Mrs Cripwell will sign the island's Book of Condolence.

It is available for all to sign in the Members Room of The Island Hall, between 08:45 and 16:30 on weekdays until further notice.

Lieutenant General and Mrs Cripwell will return to Guernsey later the same day, to enable them to attend a Service of Thanksgiving at the Town Church on Saturday 17, before travelling to London for the State Funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19. They are attending on behalf of the Bailiwick.

A Service of Thanksgiving will also be held in Alderney on Saturday. It will take place at St Anne's Church at 11:30 and is open to anyone who would like to attend to "remember and give thanks for the life of Her Majesty".

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Pictured: St Anne's Church will host a Service of Thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday morning.

On Sunday 18 September, a one-minute silence will be observed across the island, In line with the other Channel Islands and the United Kingdom. This "national moment of reflection" is intended to allow those who want to "to mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Her Majesty".

Monday - the day of the State Funeral - will be a Public Holiday in Alderney, after the States formally passed an Ordinance declaring it so during a special meeting on Wednesday 14 September. The school will be closed along with non-essential public services so people can watch the historic event. 

Pictured: The Queen appointed Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell as the Bailiwick's Lieutenant Governor last year, and he was installed in February of this year.


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