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Prince Charles' Guernsey visit extended
Jun 12, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Prince Charles and Camilla
Britain's Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's royal visit to Guernsey has been extended to two days.
Charles and Camilla will take in the island on July 19 and 20 as part of trips carried out by members of the royal family to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, and Guernsey's Lieutenant Governor Air Marshal Peter Walker is delighted the couple have lengthened their stay.
He said: 'It's great news for the Bailiwick as a whole.
'[They're] staying overnight because they are going to do Sark and Alderney the next day in order to get in all the events we've got planned.'
The couple's visit to Guernsey will be the fifth time Charles has been to the island after he last took a trip to the landmass in 2004 - a year before he married Camilla - as well as the neighbouring island of Jersey, which was celebrating 800 years of autonomy from the UK government.
Charles and Camilla will also take in Jersey on July 18, which will be the duchess' first official visit to the island.
Jersey Bailiff Michael Birt is 'honoured' that the royal couple have decided to visit the island as part of the queen's Jubilee celebrations.
He said: 'Jersey has a very long historic loyalty to the Crown which it holds in great affection and it will be an honour to receive the prince and duchess.'
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