Royal Visit: Where to see the King and Queen in Guernsey

Islanders have been given details of the best locations to get the chance to see the King and Queen on 16 July,

More details about the plans for the Royal Visit are being revealed.

People in Guernsey have been told their best bet for spotting Their Majesties will be on the seafront in St Peter Port, where two large screens will be set up in the viewing areas.

The States sitting and Ceremony of Homage will be broadcast for everyone to watch.

To set up for the event, the seafront, Crown Pier and Albert Pier will be closed periodically or totally from Sunday 14 July until Tuesday 16 July.

If busy crowds are not for you, a family-friendly area will also be set up in Cambridge Park.

Islanders there can catch a glimpse of King Charles III and Queen Camilla as they drive to and from Les Cotils.

A large screen will also be set up in the park so everyone has the same experience.

The King and Queen will arrive at St Peter Port's seafront late in the morning, where there will be a special sitting of the States of Deliberation, held outdoors for islanders to watch.

Immediately after this, a Ceremony of Homage will be held to mark the first time a monarch visits Guernsey.

It will be conducted in French, which is tradition, and Seigneurs and Dames of Fiefs, or small areas of land, will pay their respects to King Charles III.

Following this, a plaque at Crown Pier will be unveiled.

The location is significant as it is the site of His Majesty's Proclamation in 2022, days after Queen Elizabeth II's passing.

Stalls will also be set up on the Crown Pier for their Majesties to visit, showcasing the best Guernsey has to offer, from seafood to cider, the traditional Guernsey jumper and Guernsey's world-famous milk and dairy products.

At Les Cotils - where there will also be a live broadcast of the day's events - the King and Queen will meet the delegations from Alderney and Sark.

Alderney is arranging for 36 islanders to sail to Guernsey for the Royal Visit, although people with private vessels are also encouraged to make the journey.

Islanders representing Alderney include the President of the States, members of the Court of Alderney, members of the frontline services, pupils from St Anne's, and members of charities, clubs and organisations.

Sark's delegation will be led by the Seigneur and will include children from Sark school.

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