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peculiar of the crown

A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

Jersey is a ‘peculiar of the Crown.’ It owes its allegiance not to Westminster but to the sovereign. Islanders joke that they were on the winning side at the Battle of Hastings and they call The Queen the ‘Duke of Normandy.’ In 2012, to mark 800 years of this royal relationship, veteran ITN journalist Trevor McDonald explained these ancient ties…

  

“In an age when much tradition has been swept away, it’s an unbroken line across 800 years.” 
- Sir Trevor McDonald

Less than a month after the Liberation, King George VI visited the Channel Islands. It was an expression of support for the people of the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Nazis. The King’s affection for the Islands was handed onto his daughter who would accede to the throne seven years later…

 

FEATURED

To mark 800 years of allegiance to the Crown, Jersey commissioned a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not just any portrait but one that used the very latest technology to record one of the most recorded faces in history…

She first came to Jersey as Princess Elizabeth in 1949. In 1957, she came as queen and the excitement caused by that tour of the Channel Islands was captured by the cameras of Universal News...