Monday, 21 August 2017

New Deputy Lieutenant of County Armagh

The Earl of Caledon KCVO, Lord-Lieutenant of County Armagh has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of County Armagh.

Mrs Georgina Walsh

New Lord Lieutenant for Caithness

The Rt Hon. Viscount Thurso PC has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Caithness succeeding Ms Anne Dunnett CVO who retired on the 25th June 2017.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of City of Aberdeen

Councillor Barney Crockett, Lord-Lieutenant for City of Aberdeen and Lord Provost of Aberdeen has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of City of Aberdeen.

Mr Andrew McNab Lawtie OStJ DL

New Honorary Chaplain to The Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed The Reverend Father Michael P. D. Fava Honorary Chaplain to her household in succession to The Right Reverend Peter Andrew Eagles QHC.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Derbyshire

William Tucker, Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Derbyshire.

Mr Alan John Goodwin QPM BA (Hons)
Mr David Henry Williams
Mr James Ashton Shuttleworth
Sir Andrew Peter Monro Walker-Okeover Bt
Mr Colin Peter Smith CBE

New Lord Lieutenant for Hertfordshire

Mr Robert Voss CBE DL has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Hertfordshire succeeding the Countess of Verulam who retired on the 31st July 2017.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Group Captain M. H. G. Carver Aide-de-Camp to her household in succession to Group Captain D. P. Manning.

Monday, 31 July 2017

DCVO for Assistant Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood

Miss Rachel Anne Wells CVO has been appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) for her service as Assistant Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

RVM (Gold) for The Queen’s Stud Groom

Mr Brian Alan Ernest Stanley LVO RVM has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal in Gold (RVM) for his service as Stud Groom of the Royal Paddocks at Hampton Court.

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire

Julie Spence OBE QPM, Lord-Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.

Mr Richard Symond Gyles Barnwell DL

Thursday, 20 July 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Essex

The Lord Petre KCVO, Lord-Lieutenant of Essex has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Essex.

Mr Nicholas Kenneth Alston CBE
Mr Stephen George Bennett
Colonel (Retd) Roger Ian Stuart Burgess OBE
Mrs Lorna Jane Rolfe JP
Mr Nigel Robin Charles Spencer MBE

Queen Appoints Two New Extra Ladies in Waiting

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Lady Elizabeth Leeming and Mrs Simon Rhodes to be Extra Ladies in Waiting to Her Majesty’s household.

The role of Ladies in Waiting is to assist the Queen in undertaking duties and manging the Queen’s correspondence.

Lady Elizabeth Leeming is the daughter of the 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and a maternal cousin to the Queen.

Mrs Simon Rhodes is the wife of Simon Rhodes son of The Hon. Margaret Rhodes LVO a maternal cousin to the Queen.

Life Peerage for Scottish MEP

Her Majesty The Queen has granted Mr Ian James Duncan MEP the title of Baron Duncan of Springbank, of Springbank in the County of Perth for the duration of his life under the Life Peerage Act of 1958.

Mr Duncan was nominated for a Life Peerage by the Prime Minister following his appointment to the Government as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Scottish and Welsh Offices.

As Mr Duncan is not a Member of Parliament (MP) he has to be appointed to the House of Lords so he can take his role in the Government.

Lord Duncan of Springbank will sit in the House of Lords on behalf of the Conservative Party.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Kent

Viscount De L’Isle MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Kent has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Kent.

Mrs Louise Anne Janice Bryant JP
The Lord Colgrain
Mr Clive Robert Stevens

King of Spain Honours British Royals

His Majesty the King of Spain as part of the Spanish State Visit to the United Kingdom, awarded the Order of Isabella the Catholic to His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales, His Royal Highness the Duke of York and Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal for their role in assisting the King and Queen during the visit.

New Member of the United Kingdom Privy Council

Her Majesty the Queen approved the following person member of Her Majesty’s most Honourable Privy Council.

Mr Ian Blackford MP

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Northamptonshire

David Laing, Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Northamptonshire.

Mr James Harker OBE
Mrs Joan Kirkbride
Mr Adrian Pryce
Ms Morcea Walker MBE
Mrs Mandy Young

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The King of Spain made Knight of the Garter

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed His Majesty The King of Spain a Stranger Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (KG).

Her Majesty awarded the King the highest honour of the United Kingdom as part of the State Visit that His Majesty and Queen Letizia are currently undertaking in the UK.

The King’s father King Juan Carlos of Spain also holds the honour of Stranger Knight which he received in 1988, during the Queen’s State Visit to Spain.

The award also raises the possibility that the King will attend the next Order of the Garter Service in St George’s chapel, Windsor on the 18th June 2018.

New Deputy Lieutenants of County Armagh

The Earl of Caledon KCVO, Lord-Lieutenant of County Armagh commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of County Armagh.

Mr John Briggs
Dr Gareth A Conway
Dr Eileen Sonniva McAlinden
Mr David Reaney

Friday, 7 July 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Isle of Wight

Major General Martin White CB CBE JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Isle of Wight commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Isle of Wight.

Colonel (Retd) Carron E M Snagge OBE
Mrs Katherine E Collins
Mr James R W Attrill