JERSEY TO DEBATE PUBLIC HOLIDAY FOR ROYAL VISIT

People in Jersey are expected to find out on Tuesday if they will be given a public holiday to celebrate the visit of King Charles next month.

Chief Minister deputy Lyndon Farnham has said he would ask the States of Jersey to agree to a day off on what he described as a "rare and historic" occasion.

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

Mr Farnham said a public holiday would give islanders the opportunity to celebrate its "longstanding and loyal relationship" to the Crown.

He said there could be an extra benefit for tourism, because the long weekend would also see the final of the Euro 2024 football tournament.

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

The States are expected to debate the issue on Tuesday.

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