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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Armed Forces Week 2022

The Lord-Lieutenant and her Deputy Lieutenants were pleased to support Armed Forces Week during June. Deputy Lieutenants attended Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremonies around the County. The Lord-Lieutenant had the pleasure of attending the Reserves Day event at Kent...

Fathers Day Service at The Friars

Deputy Lieutenant, Trevor Sturgess attended the Inaugural Fathers Day Service of Remembrance held in St Joseph's Chapel at The Friars, Aylesford Priory. The Service was led by the Bishop of Dover, The Rt Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin MBE and the Prior, Father Francis...

Falklands 40 Memorial in Hythe

Deputy Lieutenant, Major Dennis Bradley, recently attended the Hythe and Saltwood Royal British Legion's Falklands Commemoration on the 40th anniversary. This was such a poignant service, attended by local dignitaries and those who had lost loved ones in the conflict...

HRH Duke of Gloucester Visit to Kent

On 26 May, the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to welcome HRH The Duke of Gloucester to Kent. His Royal Highness visited Romney Marsh Community Hub where he met with volunteers and users of the hub and learnt more about the ways in which the Hub supported the community...

British Empire Medal Investiture June 2022

The Lord-Lieutenant was pleased to host a British Empire Medal Investiture at Chevening House on 22 June for medallists from Kent who were awarded their British Empire Medal in HM The Queen’s New Year 2022 Honours List. Liesje Athwal receives the Award for Services to...

SSAFA Kent Branch AGM

The Lord-Lieutenant was pleased to attend the AGM for the Kent Branch of SSAFA, of which she is President. SSAFA is a wonderful charity which does so much to support those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces and their families. Lady Colgrain...
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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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Armed Forces Week 2022

Armed Forces Week 2022

The Lord-Lieutenant and her Deputy Lieutenants were pleased to support Armed Forces Week during June. Deputy Lieutenants attended Armed Forces Flag Raising Ceremonies around the County. The Lord-Lieutenant had the pleasure of attending the Reserves Day event at Kent...

read more
Fathers Day Service at The Friars

Fathers Day Service at The Friars

Deputy Lieutenant, Trevor Sturgess attended the Inaugural Fathers Day Service of Remembrance held in St Joseph's Chapel at The Friars, Aylesford Priory. The Service was led by the Bishop of Dover, The Rt Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin MBE and the Prior, Father Francis...

read more
Falklands 40 Memorial in Hythe

Falklands 40 Memorial in Hythe

Deputy Lieutenant, Major Dennis Bradley, recently attended the Hythe and Saltwood Royal British Legion's Falklands Commemoration on the 40th anniversary. This was such a poignant service, attended by local dignitaries and those who had lost loved ones in the conflict...

read more

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It was our pleasure to welcome #TommyClub patron and musician, Jools Holland, to RBLI’s village in Aylesford yesterday to discuss the Queen’s Green Canopy campaign and BBMC.

View the full story here: https://fal.cn/3pOem

#rbli #supportforveterans #JoolsHolland #BBMC

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The Lord-Lieutenant hosted a British Empire Medal Investiture at Chevening House last week where she was pleased to meet with the medalists and their guests. Read more about the wonderful recipients and their huge contribution to the County on our website https://kent-lieutenancy.org.uk/kent-county-events/british-empire-medal-investiture-june-2022/

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