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Prince Charles visits Jersey
Jul 18, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla
Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla begin their tour of Jersey today (18.07.12).
The prince and his spouse - who is making her first official visit to the Channel Islands - will begin their Diamond Jubilee trip at Grainville School in St Saviour, where they will open a newly-renovated school building.
They will meet members of the Prince's Trust charitable organisation working with the school, before attending a special meeting of the States in Royal Square, where Jersey's Bailiff Sir Michael Birt will lead the government in reaffirming the island's loyalty to the English Crown.
A commemorative granite feature and a specially-commissioned artwork of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will be unveiled.
From there, Charles and Camilla will go on to Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society showground in Trinity, where they will meet winners of the Queen's Award for voluntary service as well as seeing the St Clement's Battle of Flowers float which is being built nearby.
Also on their visit, the royals will meet with stallholders at the Central market, see restoration work on the on the 13th Century Town Church in St Helier and Charles, in his role as patron of the National Trust for Jersey, will visit the trust's newly-restored property on New Street.
While Camilla is making her first visit to the island, Charles last visited Jersey in 2005.
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