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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Launch of Medway’s Non-Visible Disability Initiative

On 3 September, Deputy Lieutenant, Bill Cockcroft had the pleasure of attending the Launch of Medway’s non-visible disability initiative to support those with hidden disabilities at Rochester Cathedral. This initiative aims to tackle the impact of non-visible...

Mayor of Maidstone’s Scenic Cruise

Deputy Lieutenant, Bill Cockcroft, was delighted to join the Mayor of Maidstone's Scenic Cruise on the Kentish Lady on Friday 3 September. He had a fantastic evening on board, supporting the Mayor's charities - Heart of Kent Hospice, St John Ambulance and Fusion...

Hythe Dementia Awareness Forum

Deputy Lieutenant, Major Dennis Bradley, attended the Hythe Dementia Awareness Forum Get Together Day and had a wonderful time, meeting with those who suffer from dementia and those who care for them. A fantastic time was had by all. Thank you to the Hythe Dementia...

Kent Army Cadet Force Annual Camp

During the Summer, The Lord-Lieutenant visited the Kent Army Cadet Force Camp. Lady Colgrain saw Kent cadets taking part in various adventurous training activities, shooting on the range and also met cadets out on exercise and training in the field. Lady Colgrain...

Let Loose Concert

Deputy Lieutenant, Bhargawa Vasudaven, had a great time at the Let Loose Concert in Gillingham in the Summer. Let Loose is an inclusive outdoor concert which takes place annually in Gillingham High Street to raise awareness and offer support to victims of domestic...

RBL Centenary Celebration, Hythe and Saltwood

On Saturday 24 July, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant (retd) Trevor Minter OBE DL joined veterans and other guests representing the organisations which have supported the RBL locally over the years, to mark the centenary anniversary of the Royal British Legion Hythe and...
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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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Launch of Medway’s Non-Visible Disability Initiative

Launch of Medway’s Non-Visible Disability Initiative

On 3 September, Deputy Lieutenant, Bill Cockcroft had the pleasure of attending the Launch of Medway’s non-visible disability initiative to support those with hidden disabilities at Rochester Cathedral. This initiative aims to tackle the impact of non-visible...

read more
Mayor of Maidstone’s Scenic Cruise

Mayor of Maidstone’s Scenic Cruise

Deputy Lieutenant, Bill Cockcroft, was delighted to join the Mayor of Maidstone's Scenic Cruise on the Kentish Lady on Friday 3 September. He had a fantastic evening on board, supporting the Mayor's charities - Heart of Kent Hospice, St John Ambulance and Fusion...

read more
Hythe Dementia Awareness Forum

Hythe Dementia Awareness Forum

Deputy Lieutenant, Major Dennis Bradley, attended the Hythe Dementia Awareness Forum Get Together Day and had a wonderful time, meeting with those who suffer from dementia and those who care for them. A fantastic time was had by all. Thank you to the Hythe Dementia...

read more

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Deputy Lieutenant, Jane Ashton was delighted to represent the Lord-Lieutenant at the Mayor of Tenterden’s Civic Service at St Mildred’s Church, a fantastic celebration of civic life in the County. Many thanks and well done to all who organised it. #tenterden #Kent @TenterdenTC

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Nominations for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service @QueensAwardVS close tomorrow! Looking forward to learning more about all our nominees.
If you haven’t had a chance to submit your nomination yet, there’s still time at http://qavs.dcms.gov.uk
#Kent #volunteering #volunteer

The Queen's Award@QueensAwardVS

Nominations for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2022 close tomorrow!

Make sure to submit your nominations online at: https://qavs.dcms.gov.uk/ @DCMS #QAVS

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