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The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning monarch in British history, being head of state from February 1952 until her death in September 2022.

On 8th September 2022, it was with great sadness that His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor received official notification from Buckingham Palace of Her Majesty The Queen's death. The Bailiwick of Guernsey observed the period of National Mourning, which lasted until the end of the day of the State Funeral on 19th September 2022.

In order to mark the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a number of events took place in Guernsey:

Collage of photos following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Official condolence message

Official condolence message from the Bailiwick:

"We, the Lieutenant-Governor and the Bailiff of Guernsey, the Deputy Bailiff, the Royal Court and the States of Guernsey, the President and the States of Alderney, the Seigneur and the Chief Pleas of Sark, and all the people of this Bailiwick with humble duty beg leave to offer to His Majesty The King and His family our respectful and sincerest sympathy on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose long and loyal reign stands as an inspiration to us all. Her Majesty will always be remembered with great affection across our islands, which she visited on six memorable occasions."

Visits to the Bailiwick of Guernsey by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II    

Queen Elizabeth II made six official visits to the Bailiwick of Guernsey, accompanied by her husband The Duke of Edinburgh. Guernsey was visited each time and Alderney and Sark were visited on four occasions.

The Bailiwick's relationship to the Crown

Proclamation of loyalty to the new monarch, His Majesty King Charles III

As a self-governing dependency of the Crown, it is customary in Guernsey for the accession of the new Sovereign to be proclaimed publicly and for new oaths and affirmations of allegiance to be administered to members of the Royal Court and the States of Deliberation afterwards. The pdf icon Proclamation [125kb] is available in the downloads section on this page.

Guernsey proclaimed the new monarch, His Majesty King Charles III, at events in St Peter Port in September 2022. These events included:

Collage of photos from the Proclamation

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