24 July 2013
Newborn babies in Jersey who share their date of birth with the newly-arrived royal baby are to receive a special gift to mark the occasion.
The Treasury is combining with Health and Social Services to present specially-framed £100 notes to every Jersey baby who is born on the same day as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, who is third in line to the throne.
Three babies, all of them girls, were born at Jersey General Hospital on Monday 22 July and will be eligible to receive the gift from the States of Jersey.
Senator Philip Ozouf, Treasury and Resources Minister, offered his congratulations to the royal couple.
“We are pleased that the Treasury can help to mark this special occasion,” he said. “It is particularly appropriate that we can do so by with the special £100 commemorative note, issued to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – the truly innovative banknote that celebrates Jersey’s loyalty to the Crown. We hope the engraved framed notes will mark the special day for the children for years to come.
Deputy Anne Pryke, Minister for Health and Social Services, said she was delighted there would be a special gesture to mark the arrival of the Queen’s great-grandson.
“The royal birth is a very special event for every territory which has the Queen as Head of State, including Jersey, and I think it’s appropriate that we mark the occasion by making a gift like this,” she said.