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Herm ready for first royal visit
Prince Charles
Prince Charles will carry out several official engagements
His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, is to visit the Channel Islands later this month.

Prince Charles will be in Jersey on 22 and 23 June as part of celebrations marking 800 years of links of the island with the British Crown.

He will also visit Guernsey in his first trip to the island since 1995. He is also due to make the first royal visit to Herm.

This year Guernsey is also celebrating the 800th anniversary of its breaking away from France.

Queen's portrait

Details of Prince Charles' Jersey visit were announced in the States by the Bailiff, Sir Philip Bailhache, on Tuesday.

Prince Charles will go to the special States sitting at Gorey Castle to mark the 800th anniversary of Jersey's allegiance to the Crown.

He will visit Gorey harbour to look at the recent improvements there and is due to illuminate a holographic portrait of the Queen at the Jersey Museum.

He will unveil the Queen's Jubilee Needle on the Waterfront and will open the new Hautlieu School.

When visiting Guernsey on 23 June, Prince Charles' itinerary will include: Castle Cornet, the Guernsey Museum, Candie Gardens and Herm island. He will also watch a presentation by schoolchildren at Beau Sejour.

Guernsey's Lieutenant Governor, Sir John Foley, said he was very pleased Prince Charles had accepted an invitation to come.




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