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Bailiwick of Guernsey in Mourning After Death of Queen Elizabeth II

by Karen Rollins Sep 9, 2022

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The Bailiwick of Guernsey has entered a period of national mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 on Thursday 8 September.

During this time of reflection, which will last until the end of the day of the State Funeral, flags will fly at half-mast and some events and sporting fixtures may be cancelled or postponed. 

Floral tributes can be laid at the Sunken Garden, St Peter Port in memory of Her Majesty where an official portrait is on display. Books of Condolence have been opened at various locations for the public to sign and pay tribute.

On Thursday, The Bailiff of Guernsey, Richard McMahon, expressed his “profound sadness” at the death of the Queen and said she “offered an example to us all in her enduringly strong sense of duty and public service.”

He added: “She was an important figurehead for the UK, for the Bailiwick of Guernsey and for many other parts of the world throughout her reign.  On behalf of the people of Guernsey, I have asked His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor to send the Bailiwick’s official condolence message to Buckingham Palace.”

In a statement, Guernsey’s Lieutenant-Governor, Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell, said: “I served Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Army for more than 40 years and it has been my honour and privilege to be her personal representative in the Bailiwick since February 2022…

“Even in this time of great sadness, I know that everyone in the Bailiwick will always remember Her Majesty’s exceptional devotion to her people, her extraordinary service to those she represented and her love of these Islands.”

Sources: The official website for the States of Guernsey, ITV News, and Guernsey Press