08 September 2022
Ministers and officials across Government are today sharing the profound sadness felt by Islanders at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Majesty reigned for seventy years and during that time, was served by thirteen Lieutenant-Governors, nine Bailiffs and five Chief Ministers of Jersey.
Her Majesty visited the Island on six occasions, first as Princess Elizabeth in 1949 when she attended a special sitting of the States Assembly held in the Royal Square and, most recently, for the Island’s Sixtieth Liberation Day celebrations in 2005.
To the people of Jersey, Her Majesty was loyally toasted as La Reine, Notre Duc – the Queen, Our Duke – recollecting the thousand-year relationship between the Crown and the Island, from the time that her forebears were the Dukes of Normandy.
Millions around the world have admired her strength of character, her sense of duty and her steadfast commitment to the British family and the Commonwealth upon which her legacy is imprinted.
The Chief Minister will be writing to His Majesty The King to express the Government’s deepest sympathies and Islanders’ admiration for the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Majesty’s reign and her devotion to public service remains an inspiration to many Islanders.