Guernsey Press

King and Queen to visit Guernsey next month

King Charles III and Queen Camilla are visiting Guernsey on Tuesday 16 July.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla at the 80th anniversary D-Day commemorations in Normandy last week. (Picture from PA Images)

It will be their first official visit to the island in 12 years and their first since King Charles' accession.

Their programme will include a special sitting of the States and the centuries-old ceremony of homage to His Majesty, held outdoors on the St Peter Port seafront where islanders can come to watch the events.

Their Majesties will then head to the Crown Pier to discover more about Guernsey’s local environment, heritage and traditions, including ongoing work to promote Guernesiaise, local food production, and biodiversity initiatives.

The King, then Prince Charles, during a previous visit to the Bailiwick. (33315416)

'It will be a great privilege to welcome Their Majesties to the Bailiwick for the first time as King and Queen; the year after their coronation,' said Bailiff Sir Richard McMahon.

'Their visit this summer shows just how special the relationship between the Crown and the islands is.'

They will only in the island for one day, and this means they will not have the chance to visit other islands in the Bailiwick. However representatives from Sark and Alderney will take part in the Guernsey programme.

Lieutenant-Governor Richard Cripwell said the couple were passionate about meeting people from across communities.

'We want that to happen as much as possible during this visit, as well as showing off the Bailiwick’s culture, heritage, produce and environment. As part of that, we look forward to welcoming representatives from Alderney and Sark to Guernsey on the day of the visit.'

More details about the visit will be released closer to the time, including information about where islanders can go to see Their Majesties.