Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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 Edward Young CVO

Sunday, 15 October 2017

GCVO for Outgoing Private Secretary to Her Majesty The Queen

The Rt Hon. Sir Christopher Geidt KCB KCVO OBE has been appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) for his service as Private Secretary to Her Majesty The Queen.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Greater London

Kenneth Olisa OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Greater London.

Sir Michael Dixon KBE
Mr Stephen Howlett
Ms Avril McIntyre MBE
Mr Christopher Muttukumaru CB
Mr Ian Pittaway

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

New Privy Councillors of the United Kingdom

Her Majesty the Queen approved the following people members of Her Majesty’s most Honourable Privy Council.

The Rt Hon. The Lord Keen of Elie QC
The Honourable Lord Justice Deeny Knight
The Honourable Lord Justice Stephens Knight

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of East Sussex

Peter John Field, Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of East Sussex.

Mrs Sarah Kowitz
Mr Timothy Michael Cobb
Mr Christopher Henry Charles Whittick
Mr Andrew Blackman

New Deputy Lieutenants of Glasgow

Cllr Eva Bolander, Lord-Lieutenant of Glasgow has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Glasgow.

Dr Nina Baker
Mr Philip Greene
Mr John F Macleod
Mrs Ruth Maltman

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.