Kent Lieutenancy

 

The Lord-Lieutenant is HM The King’s personal representative in the county, and is appointed by The King 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 His Majesty The King.

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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eXroid wins The King’s Award for Enterprise

The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to present eXroid Technology Ltd with The King’s Award for Enterprise at their recent meeting at the Royal College of Physicians. eXroid Technology win The King’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. They provide an...

Freedom of Folkestone Parade

Just before Christmas, Deputy Lieutenant, Sir Hugh Robertson, had the pleasure of attending the Freedom of Folkestone Parade by the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles. The Parade took place at Sir John More Barracks and had a Coronation theme, with many on parade...

Kent Special Constabulary Awards

The Annual Kent Special Constabulary Awards took place in December to recognise and celebrate the best police volunteering in the county. Two of our Deputy Lieutenants were present at the Awards Ceremony - Sir George Jessel and Nadra Ahmed in her role as High Sheriff...

Kent New Year Honours 2024 Announced

Many congratulations to all those honoured in HM The King's New Year Honours List. A wonderful list of exceptional Kent residents who are doing so much for their communities and their Country. Thank you and well done to all who have had their contributions recognised...

Hythe Dementia Awareness Forum

Deputy Lieutenant, Dennis Bradley, had a wonderful time at the Hythe Dementia Awareness Forum Christmas Party. The group support those living with dementia and their carers and families, and build awareness in the community. Well done and thankyou to everyone involved...

Kent Fire and Rescue Service Awards Ceremony

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Brigadier Trevor Minter, was delighted to attend the Kent Fire and Rescue Service Annual Awards Ceremony where he presented the Long Service and Good Conduct Medals. Brigadier Minter had a wonderful time at this event and thoroughly enjoyed...
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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 King’s Award For Voluntary Service

If you would like to find out if your organisation or group may qualify for a King’s Award for Voluntary Service then the Kent Lieutenancy is here to help you in the process.

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The King’s Award For Enterprise

Kent has many thriving businesses and The Lord-Lieutenant encourages them to apply for The King’s Award for Enterprise.

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eXroid wins The King’s Award for Enterprise

eXroid wins The King’s Award for Enterprise

The Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to present eXroid Technology Ltd with The King’s Award for Enterprise at their recent meeting at the Royal College of Physicians. eXroid Technology win The King’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. They provide an...

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Freedom of Folkestone Parade

Freedom of Folkestone Parade

Just before Christmas, Deputy Lieutenant, Sir Hugh Robertson, had the pleasure of attending the Freedom of Folkestone Parade by the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles. The Parade took place at Sir John More Barracks and had a Coronation theme, with many on parade...

read more