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Falklands government and people wish the Queen a safe and healthy birthday; parade cancelled

Tuesday, April 21st 2020 - 10:10 UTC
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Governor Nigel Phillips during Queen's birthday ceremony on 2018. Governor Nigel Phillips during Queen's birthday ceremony on 2018.

The Falkland Islands government said that in light of the announcement by Her Majesty the Queen and following consultations between Governor Nigel Phillips CBE and Buckingham Palace, it has been decided to cancel the Queen's Birthday Parade on 21 April.

FIG added that during these difficult days, the people of the Falkland Islands wish with Her Majesty a safe and peaceful birthday.

Governor Nigel Phillips and Elected Members of the Falklands' government have also taken the opportunity to thank all involved in preparing to mark the event this Tuesday.

The ceremony in Stanley will begin at 10:30 sharp and will be limited to the rising of the Falkland Islands and Royal Standard flags at Victory Green, including a 21 Gun Salute.

The flags will be raised by the Falkland Islands Defense Force in the presence of Governor, Nigel Phillips CBE, and MLA Stacy Bragger on behalf of the Legislative Assembly in representation of the elected government.

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