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.

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Investitures at Chevening House

The Lord-Lieutenant has presented individuals from Kent with their long awaited medals at Investitures held in October and November.  We were extremely fortunate to hold the presentations at the beautiful Chevening House in Sevenoaks, the perfect setting for such...

Remembrance in Kent

The Lieutenancy supported Remembrance Services across the County this Remembrance Sunday and laid wreaths at memorials throughout Kent. The Lord-Lieutenant attended the Service and Parade in Rochester, accompanied by one of her Lord-Lieutenant Cadets, CWO Andrew Loy...

Tree Planting for Tunbridge Wells Soroptimists

The Lord-Lieutenant joined the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells on Thursday 11 November to plant a tree in Dunorlan Park to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the chartering of Tunbridge Wells Soroptimists. This was a wonderful occasion to celebrate this fantastic...

Mayor of Maidstone’s Civic Service

The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to attend the Mayor of Maidstone's Civic Service at All Saints Church in Maidstone on Friday 5 November. The Lord-Lieutenant would like to thank the Mayor, Cllr Fay Gooch, for a wonderful Service in this fantastic church in the County...

Black History Month Celebrations

Deputy Lieutenants, Bhargawa Vasudaven and Jo Holmes were pleased to attend the screening of the Cohesion Plus film, 'Identity', as part of Kent's celebrations for Black History Month. This event took place in partnership with the North Kent Caribbean Network and...

Lieutenancy Awayday to Folkestone

The Lord-Lieutenant and her Deputy Lieutenants had a fantastic day in Folkestone where they toured the Folkestone Triennial. The Folkestone Triennial is an annual event, organised by Creative Folkestone where artworks decorate the town and residents and visitors can...
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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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Investitures at Chevening House

Investitures at Chevening House

The Lord-Lieutenant has presented individuals from Kent with their long awaited medals at Investitures held in October and November.  We were extremely fortunate to hold the presentations at the beautiful Chevening House in Sevenoaks, the perfect setting for such...

read more
Remembrance in Kent

Remembrance in Kent

The Lieutenancy supported Remembrance Services across the County this Remembrance Sunday and laid wreaths at memorials throughout Kent. The Lord-Lieutenant attended the Service and Parade in Rochester, accompanied by one of her Lord-Lieutenant Cadets, CWO Andrew Loy...

read more
Tree Planting for Tunbridge Wells Soroptimists

Tree Planting for Tunbridge Wells Soroptimists

The Lord-Lieutenant joined the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells on Thursday 11 November to plant a tree in Dunorlan Park to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the chartering of Tunbridge Wells Soroptimists. This was a wonderful occasion to celebrate this fantastic...

read more

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Watch out for our #Dartford #FestivalofLight this #Friday working with @welovedartford @SameSkyBTN which will be attended by @MayorofDartford @LordLieutKent featuring local #schools #lanternparade #fireworks @KingsofDhol @luMoyo @BillSandher supported by @ace_southeast

Dr Vasudaven also attended the @cohesionplus Gravesham Festival of Lights. The beautiful lanterns were created by children from local schools and the event brought the community together with something for everyone to enjoy ✨🎉 @graveshambc

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Deputy Lieutenant Bhargawa Vasudaven thoroughly enjoyed the @OfficialGYG Showcase at the weekend to celebrate young people’s skills and support their mental health, thankyou so much to this fantastic organisation for all they do to support and inspire young people in Gravesham 👏

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The Lord-Lieutenant has had the pleasure of holding Investitures at the beautiful Chevening House over the past few weeks to present Honours recipients in Kent with their long awaited medals https://kent-lieutenancy.org.uk/kent-county-events/investitures-at-chevening-house/
#honours #kent #Congratulations 🎉

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