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Douglas to Welcome Her Majesty Queen Camilla

Wednesday, 13 March 2024 16:28

Douglas City Council will welcome Her Majesty Queen Camilla to the capital next Wednesday (March 20) to formally confer City Status upon the Island’s capital. 


Douglas was named a city as part of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum  Jubilee in May 2022, one of eight communities in the British Isles to receive the honour.

Queen Camilla will preside over a ceremony at Douglas City Hall and be hosted in the Mayor’s Parlour after which she will unveil a commemorative plaque to mark her visit  before meeting well-wishers outside.  

She will then be escorted to Government House where she will be introduced to a number of representatives from local charities and community groups.  

Mayor of Douglas, Councillor Natalie Byron-Teare, J.P, said: ‘It is with enormous pride that  we look forward to welcoming Her Majesty to Douglas next week. This will be an historic  moment and one that all those who attend will remember for a long time. We know local  residents will share our delight that Queen Camilla is visiting our city and further details will  be confirmed over the next few days to allow residents and other well-wishers to gather and welcome Her Majesty.’  

Council Leader Claire Wells added: ‘We are honoured and thrilled that Queen Camilla is  able to join us to celebrate Douglas and mark its elevation to city status. Everyone who  lives and works here will be incredibly proud to officially receive this recognition and I am sure there will be a throng of crowds to greet Her Majesty when she arrives at City Hall.’