Queen Elizabeth II –  Death and Tributes

Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, sadly passed away peacefully yesterday, Thursday 8 September 2022, at Balmoral, aged 96.

The Parish will be flying flags at half mast, with immediate effect, until further notice. 

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

The Bailiff and acting Lieutenant Governor, Sir Timothy Le Cocq, has issued a statement, which can be read here.

At 13:00 Death gun salute delivered from Glacis field. There will be 96 rounds at 10-second intervals, one for each year of the Queens’s life, and at 15:00 A special States sitting led by the Bailiff, with a one-minute silence at 15:05.

There are several ways you can pay tribute over the coming days:

09:00 – The Royal Court ceremonial doors will open to receive flower and tributes

12:00 – Books of condolence can be signed from the Islands Royal Court, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and all Parish and public halls

A virtual book of condolence can be found on the Royal Website: https://www.royal.uk/

Further details will be released to align with national orders and timings.