Kent Lieutenancy


The Lord-Lieutenant is HM The Queen’s personal representative in the county, and is appointed by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister of the day.


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HM Lord-Lieutenant of Kent

The Lady Colgrain

The Lady Colgrain took up her role as Lord-Lieutenant of Kent on April 22, 2020.

She is the county’s official representative of Her Majesty The Queen.

Lady Colgrain has lived in Kent for more than 40 years and is an active partner in the family farm near Sevenoaks. Having started her career in publishing, she has worked in the voluntary sector for 25 years, primarily with Citizens Advice.


Latest News

Installation of Reverend Rachel Robertson

Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Georgie Warner DL was pleased to be able to represent the Lord-Lieutenant at the Installation Service for Reverend Rachel Robertson to the Vicarage of Goudhurst with Kilndown.  The Service took place at St Mary’s in Goudhurst and Mrs Warner read the Letters Patent.  The Bishop of Dover was also present however, attendance […]

Kent New Year Honours 2021 Announced

Kent’s New Year Honours have been announced and we are extremely proud of everyone who has received an Honour in this year’s list.  We are very fortunate to have so many exceptional people in the County and we would like to wish every recipient many congratulations.  Kent Online has the full story with more details […]

Appointment of new Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent

The Lady Colgrain, the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent has, with Her Majesty The Queen’s approval, appointed Brigadier (Retd) Trevor Minter OBE DL, of Canterbury, to be her Vice Lord-Lieutenant.  He will serve a three-year term with effect from Monday 9th November 2020. Brigadier Minter has been a Deputy Lieutenant since 2002 and has served on the […]

Appointment of new Kent Deputy Lieutenants announced – 29 October 2020

Eight new Deputy Lieutenants of Kent have been appointed today, each of them honoured for their positive contributions to the County and the Nation. They are Mrs Jane Ashton (Ashford); Mr Tim Bull (Tunbridge Wells); Mr Lennox Cato (Sevenoaks); Mrs Kate Fenwick (Ashford); Mr Nicholas Hely-Hutchinson (Sevenoaks); Lady Newey (Sevenoaks); Lord Northbourne (Dover); and Professor […]

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The Lieutenancy Information

Find out more about the Kent Lieutenancy, the Royal Family, etiquette and protocol and how we can help you.

Vice Lord-Lieutenant

Brigadier (Retd) Trevor Minter OBE DL has been a Deputy Lieutenant since 2002 and has served on the Lord-Lieutenant’s honours and awards committee.

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Royal Visits

The Lord-Lieutenant is responsible for making all the arrangements for a Royal visit to Kent by a member of the Royal Family.

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Etiquette & Protocol

Information about contacting members of the Royal Family and the etiquette and protocol about how they should formerly be addressed.

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Honours Information

The honours system offers public recognition to people in all walks of life and all sections of society who have given quite exceptional service and made a difference in their community or in the country.

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The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service

If you would like to find out if your organisation or group may qualify for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service then the Kent Lieutenancy is here to help you in the process.

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The Queen’s Award For Enterprise

Kent has many thriving businesses and The Lord-Lieutenant encourages them to apply for The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

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The Latest From Our Blog

Easter Sunday in Rochester

Easter Sunday in Rochester

The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to be invited to Rochester Cathedral for their Easter Sunday Service.  The Cathedral was able to have a limited congregation in line with current guidelines and the Service was also live streamed and can be...

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National Day of Reflection

National Day of Reflection

On Tuesday 23 March 2021, the Nation marked a year since it first went into lockdown by a National Day of Reflection organised by Marie Curie. Deputy Lieutenants joined the minute’s silence at midday including Peter Gilbert and Bhargawa Vasudaven who are currently working and volunteering at vaccination centres. The Dean of Rochester Cathedral held […]

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Commonwealth Day 2021

Commonwealth Day 2021

Commonwealth Day 2021 was on Monday 8 March and virtual events took place across the County to mark this important day. Kent Equality Cohesion Council hosted an online event to celebrate the Commonwealth with speakers from many backgrounds given the opportunity to speak including two of our Deputy Lieutenants, Dr Bhargawa Vasudaven and Mrs Rosemary […]

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A huge congratulations to @Spambrella for winning The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category 👏👏👏 Extremely well deserved and wonderful to see one of our fantastic Kent businesses receive this recognition. #QueensAward #business #Kent #Congratulations


Honoured by Her Majesty the Queen - Spambrella receives Queen's Award for International Trade in 2021

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