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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The Queen’s Green Canopy

On the last day of the UK tree planting season, we would like to thank everyone in Kent who has taken part and contributed to The Queen's Green Canopy to celebrate HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We share the following message from The Queen's Green Canopy Office: On...

Wheels of Time Launch

Deputy Lieutenant, Kate Fenwick, was absolutely thrilled to attend the Launch of Wheels of Time 2022. The Wheels of Time is an initiative developed to promote education in history and heritage among young children. The scheme encourages children to visit museums and...

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day took place on Monday 14 March and Local Authorities across Kent celebrated this important day by raising their Commonwealth Flags. Deputy Lieutenants represented the Lord-Lieutenant at Flag Raising Ceremonies around the County including at Kent County...

Unknown Soldier Exhibition

Deputy Lieutenant, Peter Gilbert, recently represented the Lord-Lieutenant at the opening of the fantastic Unknown Soldier Exhibition at Rochester Art Gallery. The Artist, David Tovey, is a former soldier who has experienced homelessness. His artwork demonstrates the...

Royal Visit to Kent

On 2 February, we were thrilled to welcome HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to Kent. Their Royal Highnesses spent the day in Kent visiting many venues and groups across the County. They started the day at Sheppey Matters, a health and wellbeing...

QGC Tree Planting at East Malling Trust

Deputy Lieutenant, Marion Regan was delighted to join East Malling Trust, the Kent-based charity dedicated to promoting horticultural research, in their planting of an Oak tree in support of The Queen's Green Canopy which is part of the celebrations for Her Majesty’s...
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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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The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy

On the last day of the UK tree planting season, we would like to thank everyone in Kent who has taken part and contributed to The Queen's Green Canopy to celebrate HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We share the following message from The Queen's Green Canopy Office: On...

read more
Wheels of Time Launch

Wheels of Time Launch

Deputy Lieutenant, Kate Fenwick, was absolutely thrilled to attend the Launch of Wheels of Time 2022. The Wheels of Time is an initiative developed to promote education in history and heritage among young children. The scheme encourages children to visit museums and...

read more
Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day took place on Monday 14 March and Local Authorities across Kent celebrated this important day by raising their Commonwealth Flags. Deputy Lieutenants represented the Lord-Lieutenant at Flag Raising Ceremonies around the County including at Kent County...

read more

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