Liberation Day Royal visit announced

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THE Earl and Countess of Wessex are to visit Jersey on 9 May to represent the Queen on Liberation Day.

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie are due to attend a number of official Liberation 77 ceremonies, which will also mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Countess last visited Jersey for the Liberation 70 celebrations in 2015.

The Bailiff, Timothy Le Cocq, said: ‘We will be delighted to welcome the Earl and Countess of Wessex on this 77th anniversary of our Liberation.

‘This will be a special year in which we can reconnect with one another after the restrictions of the pandemic.

‘It is also an historic year in that we are celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of her service.

‘I very much look forward to the programme of events put on the mark this visit and anniversary.’

Details of the visit will be published in due course.

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