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IN PICTURES: Jersey's Coronation Celebrations

Here are some of the ways Jersey is marking the crowning of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

The island has been decorated with tributes to Their Majesties, with bunting hanging from windows, balconies, fences and buildings.

Shops are marking the momentous weekend with vivid displays of all things British, from flags to corgis and images of the Royal Family.

This includes De Gruchy's collaboration with the Battle of Flowers team, who have put together a breathtaking tribute to accompany the Bailiff's invitation to Saturday's historic ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London.

Schools have been getting involved, leading up to the big day, by learning more about the island's relationship with past monarchs.

Victoria College has been busy decorating its halls to celebrate, and Year 7 students created a human crown on the lawn.

On the eve of the big day, many schools have organised Coronation tea parties, and thousands of children will be wearing crowns they have made as part of a project called 'Crowning Glory' organised by the Bailiff's Chambers and the education department.

As well as making the crowns, pupils are learning about the Crown-appointed roles of the Bailiff and Lieutenant Governor and about Crown Dependencies.

The Deputy Bailiff of Jersey, Robert MacRae, says this is an important moment in our history and reminds us of the significance of the sovereign to Jersey.

"I am very much looking forward to seeing the creative outputs from the thousands of children who will be participating."

Books have also been given to all of the island's children aged 7 to 11 and school libraries.

It is the third in the 'Charlie and Spud' series and it explores Jersey's rich history with royalty.

In Trinity, older parishioners celebrated the coronation with an afternoon tea party at the Parish Hall yesterday (4 May).

They were joined by the Bailiff Sir Tim Le Cocq and Lady Le Cocq, along with the Lieutenant Governor Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd and Dr Karen Kyd.

Residents from Jersey Cheshire Home also attended the party in blue, red and white, which was made possible by local car dealership, Jacksons, after they donated £1,500.

The money went towards some clothes and decorations for the home this weekend:

On the day of the coronation in Jersey (6 May), there will be a free screening of the ceremony in Coronation (Millbrook) Park from 10am.

Several food and drink stalls will be at the park . The event is licensed, so alcohol can be purchased, but islanders cannot bring their own.

There will also be an assortment of entertainment and live music for everyone to enjoy.

The Kids Zone opens at 10.15am, with BBC coverage of the coronation starting at 11am.

 The 1781 Jersey Militia will fire the 21 Gun Salute at 12.30pm.  Credit: GoJ 

Jersey will join the other Crown Dependencies in a Coronation 21 Gun Salute, fired by the 1781 Jersey Militia at Les Jardins de la Mer at 12:30pm.

Back at Coronation Park, and the main ceremony, there will be three live performances from Nic & Annie, Nic Dinnie and Band and Inside Job.

Coronation Park will close at 6:00pm.

On Sunday (7 May), a special service of commemoration for the coronation will be held at Town Church in St Helier at 10:30am.

At noon, 'The Big Lunch' will be held at Liberation Square as part nationwide street parties.  

Ticket-holders will be served high tea  - a three-course lunch box with a bagel starter, chicken or baked sweet potato main and baked treacle tart for dessert.

In the evening, Liberation Square will be the setting for an open-air screening of the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle.  Coverage starts at pm, and no tickets are needed to join in.

The 'Big Help Out' is taking place on Monday (8 May), with islanders encouraged to volunteer their time to charities and community groups.

To mark the King's Coronation, the 'Big Help Out ' wants to see as many people as possible committing a little time to do something for others or the island.

That could include getting involved in a project, or simply checking in on someone who would like a bit of company.

 The National Trust Jersey inviting people to help maintain wildlife corridors on Rue de l'Etocquet. Islanders can also plant red, blue and white flowers in the rose beds at Fort Regent.

On 20 May, the island’s volunteer youth groups will be at Trinity Showground for a Youth Celebration Day.

Everyone is invited to go along as part of the Big Help Out.

The Scouts, the Girl Guides, Jersey Youth Service, the Air Training Corp, the Sea Cadets and CAMHS will be attending.

Simon Blackmore, Youth Development Officer for St John, says they often hear that young people don’t have enough to keep them occupied.

"We have lots of activities planned so come along and have some fun and learn about all the things young people can do on the island."

More information on what events are on can be found on the Big Help Out App.

Channel 103 has been taking a look at how town has dressed itself for the royal occasion:


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