GALLERY: The Queen in Jersey

To celebrate the occasion, there is a supplement inside Tuesday’s JEP featuring photographs from all of the Queen’s visits to Jersey.

Their Royal Highnesses the Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh first visited the Island on 22 June 1949, as part of a three-day tour of the Channel Islands.

The pair were greeted at the harbour by thousands of enthusiastic onlookers upon their arrival in the Royal Barge.

As Queen, she next visited Jersey on 25 July 1957, though it was more than two decades before she returned, in June 1978.

During her 1978 visit she visited Grainville School, was introduced to her head coachman’s mother, and met some Jersey cows at Le Petit Catelet Farm, in St John.

The Queen’s next visit, in May 1989, saw her officially open the new public Library in Halkett Place, and pay a visit to Mont Orgueil.

She returned in 2001, dressed in yellow, when she was presented with two dead mallards, by the Seigneur of Trinity.

Her most recent visit to Jersey was to attend the 60th anniversary Liberation Day celebrations in 2005.

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