Public Holiday in Guernsey in 2024

Public Holiday in Guernsey in 2024
King Charles III. Image by Dan Marsh , via Flickr
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2024 Guernsey Tue, Jul 16 National Holiday

An additional public holiday to mark the visit of King Charles III.

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The States of Guernsey has approved an additional public holiday to mark the visit of King Charles III in July.

The King and Queen Camilla will visit the Bailiwick on July 16th 2024. It is his first visit as King, and first to the bailiwick since 2012.

Economic Development bosses said the holiday recognised "the historic significance" of the King's visit and "importance of Guernsey’s constitutional relationship as a Crown dependency".

It said the holiday fitted in with "the tradition of holding a public holiday for the visits by Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, dating back to 1957".

Guernsey's President for Economic Development, Deputy Neil Inder, stated: "I do appreciate that this decision unavoidably comes at short notice for some, including those who will still need to staff their businesses and services.

"Ordinarily we would have taken time to consult with them, but I’m sure they’ll appreciate the speed at which we have had to make this decision, given how soon the visit will be."

"It is a historic occasion and a cause for celebration."


The members of the Policy and Finance Committee have agreed that Tuesday 16th of July 2024 will be a Public Holiday, to celebrate the Visit of His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Camilla to the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

The necessary Ordinance will be approved by the States of Alderney at the Meeting on the 10th of July. Alderney is developing its plans for participating in the Guernsey visit, and details of this will be released in due course.


The States of Jersey has declared Monday July 15th 2024 a public holiday on the island, to allow people to celebrate the visit of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

The States agreed with chief minister Lyndon Farnham, who said it was a "rare and historic" occasion.

The minister said it would cost taxpayers about £700,000 in wages, for people to cover civil servants who took the day off.

It will be the first time a reigning monarch has visited the island since the late Queen's visit in 2005.

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