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It is with great sadness that the Bailiff received from His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor the official notification from Buckingham Palace of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The official notification reads:

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Further announcements will made in due course.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss."

 

An official condolence message has been sent on behalf of the Bailiwick of Guernsey by His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor.

The condolence message from the Bailiwick reads:

WE, THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR AND THE BAILIFF OF GUERNSEY, THE ROYAL COURT AND THE STATES OF GUERNSEY, THE PRESIDENT AND THE STATES OF ALDERNEY, THE SEIGNEUR AND THE CHIEF PLEAS OF SARK, AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF THIS BAILIWICK WITH HUMBLE DUTY BEG LEAVE TO OFFER TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, AND HER FAMILY, OUR RESPECTFUL AND SINCEREST SYMPATHY ON THE DEATH OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE PHILIP, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, WHOSE LONG LIFE REPRESENTED THE EPITOME OF LOYALTY, COMMITMENT, SERVICE AND GOOD HUMOUR, AND STANDS AS AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL BE REMEMBERED WITH GREAT AFFECTION ACROSS OUR ISLANDS, WHICH HE VISITED ON SIX MEMORABLE OCCASIONS.

 

Arrangements are being made to mark the passing of His Royal Highness.  Information about the various arrangements will be made public as soon as possible. 

 

 

 
For information regarding the Royal Court's response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak please click here

Travel into Guernsey - Mandatory Isolation

Through the Emergency Powers (Coronavirus (General Provision) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (No.10) Regulations, 2020, the Civil Contingencies Authority has imposed as requirement on all persons to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the Bailiwick  where they have left an infected area in the 14 days before their arrival. For the purposes of the Regulations, everywhere in the world, except the Isle of Man, is an infected area.

Please follow this link for further information https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel

 
 

 



Welcome to the website of the Royal Court of Guernsey.

The Royal Court has existed on its present site in St Peter Port since the early 1800s and today caters for a very wide range of activity, including criminal and civil court proceedings, meetings of Guernsey's parliament, civic receptions and ceremonial occasions, marriage ceremonies, archiving and research and the registration of births, deaths, marriages and property conveyances.  This website will provide you with information to guide and assist you in all of these and many other areas.

Please also explore the site to learn a little bit more about the structure of Guernsey's courts and the officials working within them, the organisations that the Court works alongside, the history of the Court and its buildings and the different operating departments within the Court, including the Bailiff's Chambers and the Offices of Her Majesty's Greffier and Her Majesty's Sheriff.

Access to the Guernsey Legal Resources website is also available.  This website is a joint initiative of the Royal Court and the Law Officers of the Crown, providing access to a comprehensive database of Guernsey's legal material, including legislation, recent judgments and Law Reports.

To access the Royal Court Business Plan please follow this link -  pdf icon Royal Court Business Plan [698kb].

To access information on the Royal Court Digital Transformation project follow this link - pdf icon Digital transformation [107kb]

To access the Fair Processing Notice please follow this link - pdf icon Fair Processing Notice [452kb]

How are we doing? Please let us know - pdf icon Customer Feedback Form [111kb]

If you are not satisfied with a service provided by any Office within the Royal Court, you can lodge a complaint either in person or by written letter. Please refer to the pdf icon Complaints Leaflet [787kb] for further information.

The Royal Court building is open from 8.45am till 5pm, however the public counters of H.M. Greffier and H.M. Sheriff are only open on weekdays between 9am and 4pm.

Please note that it is the Royal Court policy that cash payments in excess of £1,000.00 will not be accepted.