Following the Coronation in London, islanders gathered at the Island Hall to endorse a loyal address given by St Anne’s town crier Kevin Moore, and a message to King Charles in a speech made by States of Alderney president William Tate.
Inclement weather had forced the cancellation of some outdoor events, but a large crowd gathered for the indoor celebrations at the Island Hall, where there were also refreshments and entertainment, including from the ladies’ ‘Wine and Song’ choir, the school’s ‘Bee Minors’ junior choir and the band ‘AcaFellas’.
As part of the loyal address, islanders pledged their ongoing fealty to the Crown and support for King Charles. Mr Tate told the audience that Alderney was privileged to be a Crown dependency and that her people remained staunch supporters of the monarchy and its traditions. He and his wife then put on aprons and served tea.