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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HRH The Princess Royal Visit to Kent

On Thursday 30 September, HRH The Princess Royal visited Kent. Her Royal Highness started the day with a visit to The British Horse Society’s Healthcare and Education Clinic in Ashford. These clinics are a pioneering nationwide educational initiative to help with the...

Magistrates Swearing in Ceremony

As the Chairman of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Magistracy in Kent, the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to welcome the new Magistrates at their Swearing in Ceremony at Maidstone Crown Courts. The long history of the Magistracy is that of selfless...

100 Years of RBL in Tunbridge Wells

This year is the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal British Legion. Both the national body and its Branch in Royal Tunbridge Wells were founded in 1921. The purpose of both has remained the same over the decades—“to support our Armed Forces community...

Opening of Hydrotherapy Pool at Five Acre Wood School

The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to officially open the Cullum Family Trust Hydrotherapy Pool at Five Acre Wood School. Five Acre Wood School is an Ofsted rated Outstanding SEN school for students aged from 3-19 years old. All pupils have severe, profound and complex...

Deputy Lieutenant Charity Visits

The Deputy Lieutenants have been making visits to Kent charities to thank them for all they do. Kate Fenwick visited Abigail's Footsteps at Medway Hospital which is a national charity focused on Stillbirth Bereavement. This incredible charity was founded by David and...

SERFCA Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards Ceremony

At the end of September, the Lord-Lieutenant was pleased to attend the SERFCA Lord-Lieutenant's Awards Ceremony at the Salomons Estate. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of many outstanding individuals. The Lord-Lieutenant was most impressed...
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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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HRH The Princess Royal Visit to Kent

HRH The Princess Royal Visit to Kent

On Thursday 30 September, HRH The Princess Royal visited Kent. Her Royal Highness started the day with a visit to The British Horse Society’s Healthcare and Education Clinic in Ashford. These clinics are a pioneering nationwide educational initiative to help with the...

read more
Magistrates Swearing in Ceremony

Magistrates Swearing in Ceremony

As the Chairman of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Magistracy in Kent, the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to welcome the new Magistrates at their Swearing in Ceremony at Maidstone Crown Courts. The long history of the Magistracy is that of selfless...

read more
100 Years of RBL in Tunbridge Wells

100 Years of RBL in Tunbridge Wells

This year is the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal British Legion. Both the national body and its Branch in Royal Tunbridge Wells were founded in 1921. The purpose of both has remained the same over the decades—“to support our Armed Forces community...

read more

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We will be appearing on the @ITV show #AllAroundBritain this Sunday 11.55am nationally alongside @4x4Bhangra @KingsofDhol teaching the impressive @alexberesfordTV @riahebden some #bhangra other show contributors include @GNDGravesend @PUFC_Gravesend @ChipieSian #cohesionarts

Read more about HRH The Princess Royal’s visit to Kent on our website:

https://kent-lieutenancy.org.uk/kent-county-events/hrh-the-princess-royal-visit-to-kent/

@RoyalFamily @DoverDC @KCCpressdesk @Wetwheels_SE @Royal_Harbour @BritishHorse @EHdovercastle @EBPKent

Deputy Lieutenant, Jacques Arnold, was pleased to attend the celebrations at the weekend to mark 100 years of the Royal British Legion in Tunbridge Wells. Thankyou and well done to all involved in this fantastic event! 🎉
@RBLSouthEast @PoppyLegion #TunbridgeWells #poppy #rbl100

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