Lord-Lieutenants in your area

Duties of a Lord-Lieutenant

The Lord-Lieutenant carries out a wide variety of duties, working closely with voluntary services, charities and local businesses.

The main duties of the Lord-Lieutenant include:

  • arranging visits by members of the Royal family and escorting Royal visitors.
  • ensuring that The Queen's Private Office is kept informed about local issues relating to their area, particularly when a Royal visit is being planned.
  • making nominations for The Queen's honours and awards.
  • presenting a royal greeting from HM The Queen to those celebrating a 100th Birthday or 60th (Diamond) Wedding Anniversary.
  • recommending those to be invited to Her Majesty's Garden Party held each year at The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • participating in civic, voluntary and social activities within the Lieutenancy and liaise with local units of the Armed Services and their associated cadet forces.

Deputies

The Lord-Lieutenant is supported by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants that he or she appoints. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant takes over when the Lord-Lieutenant is abroad, ill, or otherwise unavailable.