Tag Archives: The Queen

First ever Ascension Island flag to fly

His Excellency Mark Capes, Governor of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, has warmly welcomed Royal approval of the design of the first ever flag of Ascension Island, saying: “I am delighted to announce that Her Majesty The … Continue reading

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Turtles rampant: Ascension’s new coat of arms

Her Majesty The Queen has approved a new coat of arms for Ascension Island, after a design was drawn up by the College of Arms in London and submitted to Buckingham Palace. Islanders were asked what they would like to … Continue reading

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Fundraisers plan global push in Jamestown steeple campaign

A worldwide appeal is to be launched for money to restore one of St Helena’s lost landmarks: the steeple on St James’ Church, one of the ‘wonders’ of the island. Here, churchwarden IVY ELLICK outlines a campaign plan worthy of … Continue reading

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Heads win every time with Ascension’s jubilee coin

If the person at the bar suggests calling heads or tails to decide who pays for the drinks, just make sure they’re not holding the new Ascension Island £5 coin. It’s got heads on both sides. And not only that, … Continue reading

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Island prepares to join Queen’s diamond jubilation

A diamond of light will shine out from St Helena when the island joins worldwide celebrations of the Queen’s 60 years on the British throne. Five Jubilee beacons that have been despatched to the island will be the “most remote” of … Continue reading

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Island flags ‘will be flown’ at Queen’s birthday parades

The flags of Britain’s overseas territories are to feature in the birthday celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen – at the annual Trooping the Colour parade. The idea was put forward by Andrew Rosindell MP, who said the flags should be displayed … Continue reading

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St Helena votes to invite the Queen

A proposal to invite Her Majesty the Queen and the President of France to St Helena in 2015 has won the support of the island’s legislative council. It’s understood the Governor’s office will be responsible for issuing the invitation to … Continue reading

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Napoleon anniversary: ‘Let’s invite the Queen’

The Queen and the President of France will be invited to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s arrival on St Helena – if the idea wins approvals from island councillors. The French emperor arrived on the island on 15 October, … Continue reading

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