celebrations of 800 years of allegience to the English Crown were given
the Royal Seal of approval with a visit from Prince Charles on June 22,
|HRH Prince Charles talking to the children
of the Jersey Youth Theatre
of Wales arrived in the island in the afternoon and was met at the airport
by the Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey, Sir John Cheshire, and the Bailiff,
Sir Philip Bailhache.
the Prince was supposed to visit Gorey for a dramatisation of the past
800 years as well as a special States sitting.
Due to the
forecast bad weather, that managed to stay away for the duration of the
first engagement, the venue was changed to St James Centre for the dramatisation
and the States Chamber for the sitting.
On to Hautlieu
then moved on to officially open the £26 million new Hautlieu school
and was greeted by staff, students and members of the Education, Sport
and Culture Department.
Whilst at the school His Royal Highness was able to watch a dance rehearsal,
an interactive history lesson and a short rehearsal of 'Guys & Dolls'
before meeting the performers and signing Hautlieu's visitors book.
Pier, named after his great-great-great-grandfather, the Prince Consort
of Queen Victoria, Prince Charles unveiled the Golden Jubilee Needle,
erected to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Queen's accession to
the throne in 1952.
|Jersey 1204 - 2004
the Needle he watched two local children, Mitchell Harris and Jack Heaney,
bury a time capsule containing a range of items selected to reflect life
in 2004 and the occasions of the Golden Jubilee and Jersey's 1204 celebrations.
included a mobile phone, stamps commemorating the Jubilee from 2002, two
special 1204 - 2004 £1 notes issued by Jersey's Treasury, a tape
of Richard Perry (suggested by Mitchell), the Needle's architect, speaking
about the sulpture and a Jack's toy truck.
At the Jersey
Museum Prince Charles was charged with illuminating the world's first
holographic portrait of the Queen. The unusual royal portrait was commissioned
by the States to mark the 1204 - 2004 celebrations and has received considerable
media attention from outside of the island.
The Prince of Wales' packed schedule was rounded off with a dinner, hosted
by the Bailiff, in Highlands' Great Hall before spending the night at
Government House the home of the Lieutenant-Govenor Sir John Cheshire.
were with the Prince through every step of his visit around the island
and will have compiled five
photo galleries for you to look back on the 2004 Royal Visit.
well as the Prince we caught as many of you who came along to watch the
proceedings, so look out for yourself in our galleries and send the pictures
to your friends and family.
did you think of the Royal Visit? Did you have the opportunity to meet
the Prince during his time in the Island? What do you think about Jersey's
allegiance to the Crown and our position as a Crown Dependancy?
The following are the views of members of the public who have chosen to
submit their comments and may not represent the views of the BBC
I think Jersey should become fully integrated in the UK. With an MP and a devolved government like Scotland