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Flowers, gun salutes and a minute's silence - How Jersey will mark the Queen's passing today

Flowers, gun salutes and a minute's silence - How Jersey will mark the Queen's passing today

Friday 09 September 2022

Flowers, gun salutes and a minute's silence - How Jersey will mark the Queen's passing today

Friday 09 September 2022


A 96-gun salute will be delivered in Jersey this afternoon to mark every year of the Queen's life, and States Members will hold a special sitting.

These are two of a series of steps the Bailiff has asked that the island takes today to commemorate the life of the long-serving Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday aged 96 at Balmoral.

Here is the full list...

09:00

Islanders invited to leave flowers

The Royal Court's ceremonial doors will open to receive flowers and tributes.

A portrait of Her Majesty will be on display. 


12:00

Books of condolence opened

14 books of condolence will be made available across the Island, at all Parish and Pubilc Halls, the Royal Court building and the office of the Lieutenant-Governor.


13:00

96-gun salute

A death gun salute will be delivered from the Glacis field south of Fort Regent.

96 rounds will be fired at 10 second intervals, one for each year of the Queen’s life.


15:00

Special States sitting and one-minute silence

A special States sitting led by the Bailiff will begin with a one minute silence at 15:05, once the Bailiff has addressed the States the Chief Minister, Chair of Privileges and Procedures Committee.

All other States Members who wish to pay tribute will be given the opportunity to speak during the sitting, limited to five minsutes each. The session is expected to conclude around 17:30.

The Bailiff has asked that all public places of entertainment, sports fixtures, and public events take the opportunity to observe a one minute silence ahead of commencement. 

You can follow live updates throughout the day here.

Pictured top: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visiting the States Chamber in 1957. (Jersey Heritage)

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