The Lord-Lieutenant with Lord-Lieutenant’s cadet CSM Suzanne Goodsell (Tenterden Det ACF). (c) Robert Berry.


The Lord–Lieutenant and Viscountess De L’Isle hosted their Annual Civic Reception for  all incoming  Kent Mayors, District Council Chairmen and Chief Executives in the Barons Hall at Penshurst Place on 20th June, the last they will hold before Lord De L’Isle  retires in April 2020.

In welcoming everyone to Penshurst Place the Lord-Lieutenant congratulated those civics present on being honoured as first citizen of their communities.

A number of Deputy Lieutenants, some of whom act as an important link between The Lieutenancy and the Local Authorities were also present as hosts. In his speech Lord De L’Isle wished everyone, on behalf of his wife Viscountess De L’Isle, Richard Oldfield the Vice-Lord-Lieutenant, and all members of the Lieutenancy, combined very best wishes for a happy and productive year in office.



Civic Dignitaries with the Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants enjoying the occasion. All images (c) Robert Berry.