His Royal Highness is Grand Prior of the St Order of St John.
He will be the inspecting officer of the St John Ambulance annual review on Sunday, and will also lead a procession of Jersey members of the Chapter General of the Order of St John from Government House to St Saviour’s Church, where the annual service will take place.Accompanying the Duke and the members of the Chapter General will be the Lieut-Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir John Cheshire, who is a Knight of the Order of St John.
On his itinerary on Saturday will be the Société Jersiaise, the D-Day Veterans Association, and a visit to Mont Orgueil.
On Sunday there will be a reception of representatives of the Island’s farming and fishing industries at La Ferme, St Martin.
Later he will inspect the annual review of St John Ambulance and attend the church service, as well as presenting awards and medals to members.
This will be followed by a reception of St John Ambulance personnel on the lawns of Government House.
The itinerary has been chosen to reflect the Duke’s special interests.
They include old buildings and photography, and his first stop will be the Société Jersiaise, where he will visit and tour the photographic archive and library.He is also patron of the Normandy Veterans Association, and 13 members of the D-Day Veterans Association will be presented to him.
A trained architect, the Duke has expressed a special interest in seeing Mont Orgueil and talking to those engaged in the restoration programme.The Duke has a particular interest in farming, and during his visit to La Ferme will meet the members of the Perchard family who own it.Afterwards he will attend the annual review of St John Ambulance where he will lead the procession, attend the church service, and then receive members at Government House before leaving the Island in the late afternoon.