The Queen and Jersey: 1989
The Queen’s fourth visit to Jersey in 1989 marked a more relaxed atmosphere than on previous occasions and showed how the monarchy was adapting to a changing world.
In the space of a little over a decade since her last visit, Britain had elected its first female prime minister; and had gone to war over the Falklands.
Closer to home, Jersey’s population had jumped from 73,000 to 84,000; the island had gifted the Falklands £5m to aid their recovery; the States had abolished the death penalty; and St. Lawrence had elected the island’s first female constable....
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