Guernsey's Lieutenant Governor has said that the Queen often knows more about the Bailiwick than he does.
This week Alderney and Sark have both held a Vin D'honneur to bid a fond farewell to His Excellency before he leaves office on 23 February.
Vice-Admiral Sir Fabian Malbon, who is her majesty's representative in the island, said she followed events in the Bailiwick closely.
He said: "Often when you go to brief her she knows much more than you do."
Sir Fabian said: "She is very interested in the dependencies.
"In Sark it's been a busy five years for them, they've had some big decisions to make, they've now got themselves a fully democratic government running the place. She knows that and keeps her eye on things."
The Queen is officially titled the Duke of Normandy in the islands.