Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale

Professor Sir Hew Francis Anthony Strachan, Lord-Lieutenant for Tweeddale has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale.

Mr Gavin Marshall DL 

New Deputy Lieutenants of South Yorkshire

Andrew Coombe, Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of South Yorkshire.

Mrs Sughra Begum
Professor Hilary Anne Chapman CBE
Mr Mark Dransfield
Iman Sheikh Mohammad Ismail
Mr John Michael Marren
Mrs Jane Elizabeth Marshall
Mrs Akeela Mohammed
Mr Desmond George Smith JP
Mr Charles Andrew Warde-Aldam

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Colonel W. J. Catto Aide-de-Camp to her household in succession to Colonel J. R. Collinge OBE.

Monday, 4 September 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Bedfordshire

Helen Nellis, Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Bedfordshire.

Mr Rodney John Calvert OBE
Mr Paul Maurice Fuller CBE QFSM

New Deputy Lieutenant of Sutherland

Dr Monica Main, Lord-Lieutenant of Sutherland has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Sutherland.

Ms Frances Elisabeth Gunn

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce third Pregnancy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they are expecting a baby. As with the Duchess’s previous pregnancies, the Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum - a severe form of morning sickness and has cancelled today’s engagement to the Hornsey Road Children's Centre.

Her Majesty the Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH Prince Harry of Wales are all delighted with the news.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Somerset

Anne Maw, Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Somerset.
Mr Edward William George Bayntun-Coward

The Very Reverend Dr John Harverd Davies

New Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed

Sara Edwards, Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed.

Mr James Wilfrid Poyer Lewis

King of Sweden Names Royal Baby

Today King Carl XVI Gustaf announced to the Swedish cabinet that Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia of Sweden have named their son Gabriel Carl Walther, who was born on 31 August 2017.

The baby prince will be styled His Royal Highness Prince Gabriel Carl Walther of Sweden. King Carl XVI Gustaf has given his grandson the title Duke of Darlana. Prince Gabriel is sixth in line to the Swedish throne.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

MVO for Queen’s Equerry

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Wing Commander Samuel Fletcher a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Equerry to Her Majesty.

Her Majesty The Queen Revokes Corrupt Servant’s MVO

Her Majesty The Queen has decreed that the following person shall have their Honour cancelled, annulled and their name shall be erased from the Register of the Royal Victorian Order.

Mr Ronald Clifford Harper to be stripped of an MVO awarded on 31st December 2004 after being convicted of two counts of conspiracy to make corrupt payments. He was sentenced to five years in Prison.

New Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed

Sara Edwards, Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed.

Professor Elan Closs Stephens CBE

Her Majesty the Queen Revokes Honours

Her Majesty The Queen has decreed that the following persons shall have their Honour cancelled, annulled and their name shall be erased from the Register of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Mr Lee Anthony Bushill to be stripped of an MBE awarded on 31st December 2004.

Mr Robert Neville James Constable to be stripped of an MBE awarded on 1st January 1975 after being convicted of 15 charges of indecent assault, three charges of indecency with a child and five charges of sexual assault. The offences took place between 1993 and October 2015. He was sentenced to a total of thirteen years and six months in prison.

Mr Adrian Lee Stone to be stripped of an MBE awarded on 16th June 2012 after being convicted of six charges of sexual assault on children. He was sentenced to a total of 40 months in prison.

Mr Robert Stanley Poots to be stripped of an MBE awarded on 31st December 2010 after being convicted of 14 charges including fraud by false representation, false accounting and forgery. The offences took place between October 2006 and November 2011. He was sentenced to an 18-month suspended prison sentence.

Mr Craig Martin Burrows to be stripped of an MBE awarded on 31st December 2004 after being convicted of six charges of indecent assault and three counts of indecency with a child. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Mr Philip Anthony Knight to be stripped of an OBE awarded on 16th June 2001.

Mr Robert Lovegrove to be stripped of an MBE awarded on 13th June 1998.

Mr Patrick Robert John Rock to be stripped of an OBE awarded on 31st December 1992 after being convicted of five charges of downloading indecent images of Children. He was sentenced to a two-year conditional discharge.

Ms Philippa Ann Rodale to be stripped of an MBE awarded on 29th December 2007 after being convicted of animal welfare offences. She was ordered to pay the RSPCA £4000 and £535 in court fees.

Mr Paul Symonds to be stripped of an OBE awarded on 29th December 2007 after allegations that Mr Symonds sexual abused children whilst he was an active Roman Catholic priest. He has since retired and no criminal charges were brought against him.

Friday, 25 August 2017

New Lord Lieutenant for West Lothian

Ms Moira Niven MBE has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for West Lothian succeeding Mrs Isobel Brydie CVO MBE who retires on the 20th September 2017.

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.