(CMR) The Cayman Islands will celebrate His Majesty King Charles III’s first official birthday, with two major events to be held on Monday, 19 June 2023, which is also being observed as a public holiday.
The activities will commence at Government House on West Bay Road with a parade by the uniformed service and youth organizations, filled with the customary pomp and circumstance. The ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m., with members of the public expected to be seated no later than 8:30 a.m.
Her Excellency Governor Jane Owen will receive the First Royal Salute and conduct the official inspection of the parade, followed by the presentation of honors and awards to this year’s nine honorees.
Governor Jane Owen will later host an afternoon Garden Party, open to the public, on the lawn of the Governor’s Residence starting at 4:00 p.m. She has extended a special invitation to all seniors across the Cayman Islands to attend as her special guests. The dress code for the occasion is garden party attire or semi-formal day dress, with hats being optional. The dress code will be strictly enforced, and persons wearing shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, and similar forms of casual wear will not be permitted.
The King’s Birthday Parade will be live-streamed on CIGTV and the Cayman Islands Government YouTube channel, and the Garden Party will be featured on CIGTV.