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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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020 Presentations

The Lord-Lieutenant has had a busy couple of weeks presenting the 2020 winners of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service with their Awards. The presentations have all taken place now that restrictions have been lifted so that all volunteers involved could be there on...

Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 Presentations

The Lord-Lieutenant was thrilled to be able to finally present the two Kent businesses who were awarded with The Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2020 with their Awards.  Due to the pandemic, these presentations haven't been able to take place until now so they were...

Battle of Britain Memorial Day

On Saturday 4 July, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant attended the annual Memorial Service.  Despite it having to be a smaller event than usual due to restrictions, it was just as special and a fitting tribute to The Few.  The Vice Lord-Lieutenant laid a wreath to honour The...

Non League Diversity Football Festival

Deputy Lieutenant, Kelvin Holford had a fantastic time at the Non League Diversity Football Festival at the beginning of this month.  A great day of football and wonderful to see so many people involved.  Thank you to Cohesion Plus and all involved in this great...

Lord-Lieutenant’s Visit to Oakley College

The Lord-Lieutenant had the pleasure of visiting Oakley College in Tonbridge and had a fantastic time. Oakley College is a learning college for 18-25 year olds with learning difficulties and their vision is to teach young people employability skills so they can reach...

Lord-Lieutenant’s Visit to RBLI

The Lord-Lieutenant had the pleasure of visiting the RBLI on 21 June. She was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with residents and the Care Team and hear how the past year has affected them. She met with the Head of Estates to learn about the latest...
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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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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020 Presentations

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020 Presentations

The Lord-Lieutenant has had a busy couple of weeks presenting the 2020 winners of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service with their Awards. The presentations have all taken place now that restrictions have been lifted so that all volunteers involved could be there on...

read more
Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 Presentations

Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 Presentations

The Lord-Lieutenant was thrilled to be able to finally present the two Kent businesses who were awarded with The Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2020 with their Awards.  Due to the pandemic, these presentations haven't been able to take place until now so they were...

read more
Battle of Britain Memorial Day

Battle of Britain Memorial Day

On Saturday 4 July, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant attended the annual Memorial Service.  Despite it having to be a smaller event than usual due to restrictions, it was just as special and a fitting tribute to The Few.  The Vice Lord-Lieutenant laid a wreath to honour The...

read more

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The Lord-Lieutenant had the pleasure of presenting the wonderful Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne with their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service yesterday. She was delighted to meet all the exceptional volunteers, congratulations to an excellent group! @QueensAwardVS

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Last week, the Lord-Lieutenant had a fantastic day in #Broadstairs. She was delighted to finally present Broadstairs Town Sheds with their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service @QueensAwardVS and enjoyed meeting all the volunteers Well done to all involved in this wonderful charity

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