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.
The Lieutenancy Information
Find out more about the Kent Lieutenancy, the Royal Family, etiquette and protocol and how we can help you.
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.
The Lord-Lieutenant is responsible for making all the arrangements for a Royal visit to Kent by a member of the Royal Family.
Etiquette & Protocol
Information about contacting members of the Royal Family and the etiquette and protocol about how they should formerly be addressed.
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.
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.
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.
The Latest From Our Blog
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...
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 […]
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 […]