Wednesday, 31 December 2014

CVO for the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire

Mr Anthony James Longmore Worth has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire.

CVO for the Chief Executive of the Historic Royal Palaces

Mr Michael Patrick Day has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Chief Executive of Historic Royal Palaces.

CVO for the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London

Sir David William Brewer CMG JP has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of Greater London.

CVO for the Lord Lieutenant of Royal County of Berkshire

The Hon Mrs. Mary Selina Bayliss has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for her service Lord Lieutenant of Royal County of Berkshire.

KCVO for Former Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk

Lord Tollemache was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk.

KCVO for Adviser to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

Sir David Geffrey Manning GCMG CVO was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Adviser to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales.

KCVO for Lord Lieutenant of County Armagh

The Rt Hon. The Earl of Caledon was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of County Armagh.

DCVO for Lord-Lieutenant of Powys

The Hon Mrs. Elizabeth Shân Josephine Legge-Bourke LVO has been appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) for her service as Lord-Lieutenant of Powys.

GCMG for Former Vice President of the European Commission

The Queen has appointed The Rt Hon. The Baroness Ashton of Upholland the honour of Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (GCMG) for her service as EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy and as Vice-President of the European Commission.

GCMG for Former Head of MI6

The Queen has appointed Sir Robert John Sawers KCMG the honour of Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (GCMG) for his service as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service.

Four New Companions of Honour

Four new members of the Order of Companions of Honour (CH) have been announced in the New Year’s Honours they are as follows:

The Rt Hon. The Lord Ashdown of Norton-Sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE for services to Public and Political service

Sir George Adrian Hayhurst Cadbury DL for services to Business and the Community of Birmingham.

Dame Mary Elizabeth Peters DBE for services to Sport and to Northern Ireland

The Rt Hon. The Lord Young of Graffham DL for services to the Public

New Year’s Honours 2015


The New Year’s honours list has been announced honouring more than a thousand people across the commonwealth realms. Including well known people such as:

CH:
The Rt Hon. The Lord Ashdown of Norton-Sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE
Sir Adrian Cadbury
Dame Mary Peters DBE
The Rt Hon. The Lord Young of Graffham

Knighthood:
David Amass MP
Hugh Dayley MP
John Hurt CBE
Professor Martyn Poliakoff CBE FRS

DBE:
Joan Collins OBE
Carol Ann Duffy CBE
The Rt Hon. Anne McGuire MP
Mary Quant
Esther Rantzen CBE
Kristin Scott Thomas OBE
Fiona Woolf CBE

CBE:
Peter Asher
Margaret Aspinall
Trevor Baylis OBE
James Caan
Steve Cram MBE
Cressida Dick QPM
Trevor Hicks
Ali Smith
Meera Syal MBE

OBE:
Brendon Batson MBE
James Corden
Sheridan Smith
Emily Watson

MBE:
Patrick Barnes
Euan Burton
Rochelle Clark
Sarah Hunter
Kathrin Richardson-Walsh

New Lord Lieutenant for Suffolk

Clare, Countess of Euston DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Suffolk succeeding Lord Tollemache who retired on 13 December 2014.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Friday, 19 December 2014

Princess Madeleine of Sweden is Expecting her Second Baby

Swedish Royal Court has announced that the King’s daughter Princess Madeleine and her husband Mr Christopher O’Neill are expecting their second baby in the summer of 2015.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Somerset

Lady Gass DCVO, Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Somerset.

Mr John David Cullum
Mrs Anne Caroline Maw
Mr Andrew Brownsword CBE
Mr Peter Lewis Wyman CBE
Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff CBE

New Deputy Lieutenants of Greater Manchester

Warren Smith JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Greater Manchester.

Ms Ruth Ibegbuna
Air Vice Marshal Jon Lamonte
Mr Ian M Sandiford
Mr Geoff Thompson MBE

CVO for Queen’s Vicar

The Reverend Prebendary William Sievwright Scott has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Sub-Dean of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal, Sub-Dean and Domestic Chaplain of the Ecclesiastical Household, Deputy Clerk of the Closet and Sub-Almoner.

New Lord Lieutenant for Fife

Mr Robert William Balfour DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Fife succeeding Mrs Catherine Margaret Dean CVO who retired on 16 November 2014.

It’s a Baby Boy and Girl of the Prince & Princess of Monaco

On the 10th December 2014 Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco gave birth to a baby girl and boy at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco. The Baby’s names, styles and titles are as follows

HSH Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie Grimaldi of Monaco, Countess of Carladès
HSH Hereditary Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier Grimaldi of Monaco, Marquis of Baux

Prince Jacques is now heir to the Monegasque throne and his sister Princess Gabriella is second in line.

The Princess and the Children are doing well.

Life Peerage for Former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly

Mr William Alexander Hay has been granted the title of Baron Hay of Ballyore, of Ballyore in the City of Londonderry. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.

Life Peerage for Former Clerk of the House of Commons

Sir Robert James Rogers KCB has been granted the title of Baron Lisvane, of Blakemere in the County of Herefordshire and of Lisvane in the City and County of Cardiff. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.

Monday, 15 December 2014

New Deputy Lieutenants of County Antrim

Joan Christie OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of County Antrim.

Mr David McCorkell
Colonel Neil Salisbury OBE

Friday, 12 December 2014

Life Peerage for British economist

Professor Alison Margaret Wolf CBE has been granted the title of Baroness Wolf of Dulwich, of Dulwich in the London Borough of Southwark. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.

New Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex

Mr Peter Field, Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex.

Mr Derek Stevens

Life Peerage for Former Director General of MI5

Sir Jonathan Douglas Evans KCB has been granted the title of Baron Evans of Weardale, of Toys Hill in the County of Kent. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

New Deputy Lieutenants of Staffordshire

Ian Dudson CBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Staffordshire.

Mr Simon Clarke
Mr Jeremy Cotton
Mr David Gage
Mrs Barbara Hyde
Miss Susie Inge-Innes-Lillington
Mr Graham Morley
Mr Pritpal Singh Nagi

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Life Peerage for Chairman of MigrationWatch UK

Sir Andrew Fleming Green KCMG has been granted the title of Baron Green of Deddington, of Deddington in the County of Oxfordshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Bedfordshire

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

Ms Ruth Margaret Bell MBE
Reverend Lloyd George Denny
Ms Deborah Mary Inskip
Dr Nazia Khanum OBE
Mr Christopher Richard Kilroy
Colonel Christopher Hugh Sharwood-Smith

Sunday, 30 November 2014

New Member of the Queen’s Body Guard

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Group Captain Mark Driver to be a member of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

New Lord Lieutenant for Royal County of Berkshire

Mr James Puxley DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire succeeding The Honourable Mrs Mary Bayliss when she retires on 14 January 2015.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

New Privy Councillors of the United Kingdom

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

Ms Nicola Sturgeon MSP
The Rt Hon.The Lord Taylor of Holbeach
The Rt Hon.The Lord Kakkar
Mr Mark Simmonds MP
The Rt Hon.The Baroness Kramer
Ms Jenny Willott MP

Queen Appoints New Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed The Rt Hon. Baron Hope of Craighead KT PC Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2015.

Lord Hope of Craighead will be the Queen’s personal representative within the Church of Scotland.

As Lord High Commissioner Lord Hope of Craighead will carry out the opening and closing addresses at the General Assembly.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Cornwall

Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Cornwall.

Mr Simon Patrick Sherrard
Group Captain Michael Roland Trace OBE RAF (retd)
Rear Admiral Michael George Wood CBE JP

New Privy Councillors of the United Kingdom

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

Mr Justice Bean
Lady Justice King
Mr Justice Burnett
Mr Justice Gillen
Mr Justice Sales

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Brig Richard A. W. Spencer OBE Aide-de-Camp to her household.

Friday, 21 November 2014

New Deputy Lieutenants of West Midlands

Paul Sabapathy CBE, Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of West Midlands.

Mrs Louise Diane Bayliss-Bennett OBE
Mr Abdul Rashid Gatrad OBE
Mr Steven Hollis
Professor Geoffrey Layer OBE
Mr Jonathan Webber MBE

Thursday, 20 November 2014

New Deputy Lieutenants of Tyne and Wear

Sir Nigel Sherlock KCVO OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Tyne and Wear.

Lieutenant Colonel Bibek Banerjee
Professor Christopher Paul Day
Mr Nicholas Adam Hodnett Fenwick
Mrs Susan Karen Sim QPM
Ms Kathryn Lucy Hay Winskell OBE

KCVO for Clerk of the Closet

The Right Reverend Dr Christopher John Hill has been appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Clerk of the Closet and Head of Her Majesty’s College of Chaplains.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

LVO for Queen’s Deputy Archivist

Mrs Elizabeth Jill Kelsey MVO has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service as Deputy Archivist at the Royal Archives.

New Deputy Lieutenants of West Glamorgan

D. Byron Lewis, Lord-Lieutenant of West Glamorgan has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of West Glamorgan.

Mr William Hopkins
Ms Joanna Jenkins MBE JP
Mr Peter Jones
Mr Roger Smith JP

New Deputy Lieutenant of the County Borough of Londonderry

Dr Angela Garvey, Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Londonderry has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of the County Borough of Londonderry.

The Very Reverend William Morton

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Group Captain J. J. Attridge OBE Aide-de-Camp to her household.

New Deputy Lieutenants of South Glamorgan

Dr Peter Beck, Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of South Glamorgan.

Colonel Kevin Davies MBE RRC TD
Mr David Ward Jenkins
Dr Huw Ritchie Jenkins FRCP
Commander Neil Pugh RNR
Mrs Susan Nicola Thomas

Friday, 14 November 2014

High Sheriffs of England and Wales

On the 13th of November 2014 the following people were nominated as High Sheriff for the Counties of England and Wales for 2015, 2016 and 2017 with the exception of Cornwall, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire who are appointed by the Dukes of Cornwall and Lancaster.


England

For the County of Bedfordshire

2015/2016: The Countess of Erroll
2016/2017: Mr Charles Edward Samuel Whitbread
2017/2018: Mr Vinod Bhagwandas Tailor

For the Royal County of Berkshire

2015/2016: Mr David Montagu Albermarle Bertie
2016/2017: Mrs Victoria Jane Fishburn
2017/2018: Mrs Adrian Scrope

For the County of Buckinghamshire

2015/2016: Mrs Anna Francesca Skelton DL
2016/2017: The Hon. Mrs Camilla Rose Soames
2017/2018: Mr Ian David Coull

For the County of Cambridgeshire

2015/2016: Captain Victor Harold Lucas RN DL
2016/2017: Mr Christopher David Vane Percy
2017/2018: Sir Thomas David Guy Arculus

For the County of Cheshire

2015/2016: Mr Charles William Holroyd CBE
2016/2017: Mrs Kathrine Helen Cowell OBE
2017/2018: Mrs Sarah Alexandra Mary Callander Beckett

For the City of Bristol

2015/2016: Dr Rosalind Penelope Kennedy
2016/2017: Ms Helen Mary Wilde
2017/2018: Mr Anthony Roger Ernest Brown

For the County of Cumbria

2015/2016: Mr Samuel Alan Miles Rayner
2016/2017: The Reverend (Group Captain) Thomas Richard Lee (RAF rtd)
2017/2018: Mr Alistair George Milne Wannop

For the County of Derbyshire

2015/2016: Mr Oliver George Stephenson
2016/2017: Mrs Elizabeth Jane Fothergill
2017/2018: Mr John Richard Rivers CBE

For the County of Devon

2015/2016: Admiral Sir James Michael Burnell-Nugent KCB CBE
2016/2017: Mrs Angela Mary Gilbert
2017/2018: Mrs Heleen Lindsay-Fynn

For the County of Dorset

2015/2016: Mrs Jennifer Sheila Coombs
2016/2017: Mr Philip Henry Warr
2017/2018: Sir Robert Philip Nathaniel Williams Bt

For the County of Durham

2015/2016: Mr James Mark Featherstone Fenwick
2016/2017: Mr Gerard Charles Joseph Salvin
2017/2018: Mrs Caroline Patricia Peacock

For the County of East Riding of Yorkshire

2015/2016: Mr James Lawrence Dick
2016/2017: Mr Thomas Gordon Martin
2017/2018: Mrs Gillian Elizabeth Drewry

For the County of East Sussex

2015/2016: Mrs Juliet Anne Smith
2016/2017: Mr Michael Jabez Foster
2017/2018: Mrs Maureen Jane Chowen

For the County of Essex

2015/2016: Mr Simon Andrew Dalton Hall MBE
2016/2017: Mr Gerald Vincent Bodenham Thompson
2017/2018: Mrs Lorna Jane Rolfe

For the County of Gloucestershire

2015/2016: Mr Roger John Head
2016/2017: The Rt Hon. The Countess Bathurst
2017/2018: Lt-Col Andrew James Tabor

For Greater London

2015/2016: Dr Ghazala Afzal
2016/2017: Sir Nigel Knowles
2017/2018: Mr William James Furber

For the County of Hampshire

2015/2016: Lady Portal
2016/2017: Mr Thomas Henry Floyd
2017/2018: The Hon. Mrs Mary Rachel Montagu-Scott

For the County of Herefordshire

2015/2016: Mr Edward Mortimer Harley
2016/2017: Sir Robert James Rogers KCB
2017/2018: Mr William James Jackson

For the County of Hertfordshire

2015/2016: Mr Jonathan Charles Gosselin Trower
2016/2017: Mr Stelio Haralambos Stefanou
2017/2018: Mr William Arthur Hobhouse

For the County of Isle of Wight

2015/2016: Mr Ronald Thomas Holland
2016/2017: Mr Robin Vandeleur Courage
2017/2018: Mr Benedict Malcolm Anthony Sebastian Rouse

For the County of Kent

2015/2016: Mr William Alexander
2016/2017: Mrs Kathrin Fiona Smallwood
2017/2018: Mr George Elphinstone Jessel

For the County of Leicestershire

2015/2016: Mr Gordon Drake Arthur
2016/2017: Mr Surinder Sharma
2017/2018: Mr Timothy Paul Maxted

For the County of Lincolnshire

2015/2016: Air Vice Marshal Hector Gavin Mackay CB OBE AFC
2016/2017: Mrs Jill Gabriel Anne Mary Hughes
2017/2018: Mr Andrew Simon Clark

For the County of Norfolk

2015/2016: Mr Nicholas Julian Hedley Pratt
2016/2017: Major General Sir William George Cubitt KCVO CBE
2017/2018: Mr Alfred James Stephen Bagge

For the County of Northamptonshire

2015/2016: Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Mukhtar
2016/2017: Mrs Caroline Cordelia Brocklehurst
2017/2018: Mr Rupert Fordham

For the County of Northumberland

2015/2016: Mrs Lucy Helen Maxwell Carroll
2016/2017: Mr William Browne-Swinburne
2017/2018: Mr John Robert Dickinson

For the County of North Yorkshire

2015/2016: Mr Charles David Forbes Adam
2016/2017: Mr John Wilson Furness
2017/2018: Mr Simon Murraugh Wrightson

For the County of Nottinghamshire

2015/2016: Dr Jaswant Singh Bilkhu
2016/2017: Mrs Judith Lynn Naake
2017/2018: Colonel David Rupert Sneath TD

For the County of Oxfordshire

2015/2016: Mr Thomas Henry Birch Reynardson
2016/2017: Mrs Sarah Jane Taylor
2017/2018: Miss Jane Elizabeth Cranston

For the County of Rutland

2015/2016: Mr Andrew Jonathan Brown
2016/2017: Dr Sarah Haddon Furness
2017/2018: Mr Craig Lancelot Mitchell

For the County of Shropshire

2015/2016: Mr David Robert Stacey
2016/2017: Mrs Christine Mary Holmes
2017/2018: Mr Charles Edward Lillis

For the County of Somerset

2015/2016: The Hon. Mrs James Nelson
2016/2017: Mr Edward Bayntun-Coward
2017/2018: Mr Richard Saladin Hickmet

For the County of South Yorkshire

2015/2016: Mr John Raymond Holt
2016/2017: Mrs Julie MacDonald
2017/2018: Mr David Grey MBE

For the County of Staffordshire

2015/2016: Mr John William Leavesley
2016/2017: Colonel David Lennox Leigh TD
2017/2018: Mr Humphrey David Sneyd Scott-Moncrieff

For the County of Suffolk

2015/2016: Mrs Judith Veronica Shallow
2016/2017: Mr William Bruce Kendall
2017/2018: Mr Geoffrey Thomas Carwardine Probert

For the County of Surrey

2015/2016: Mrs Elizabeth Ann Stafford Kennedy
2016/2017: Mr Richard Whittington
2017/2018: Mr Nicholas James Shore Wood-Dow

For the County of Tyne and Wear

2015/2016: Miss Kathryn Lucy Hay Winskell OBE
2016/2017: Mr John Dennis Mowbray OBE
2017/2018: Lt-General Robin Vaughan Brims (Rtd) CB CBE DSO

For the County of Warwickshire

2015/2016: Mrs Janet Alison Bell-Smith
2016/2017: Mr Richard Markham D’Aguilar Samuda
2017/2018: Mr Mark Edward Trehearne Davies

For the County of West Midlands

2015/2016: Mr Edward Jonathan Turpie MBE
2016/2017: Mr Keith Bradshaw
2017/2018: Mr Steven Hollis

For the County of West Sussex

2015/2016: Mrs Denise Lesley Anne Patterson
2016/2017: Mr Michael Prideaux
2017/2018: The Lady Emma Lavinia Barnard

For the County of West Yorkshire

2015/2016: Mr Edmund John Seward Anderson
2016/2017: Mr Christopher John Brown
2017/2018: Dr Terence George Bramall CBE

For the County of Wiltshire

2015/2016: Lady Gooch
2016/2017: Mr David Kim Hempleman-Adams LVO OBE DL
2017/2018: The Lady Marland

For the County of Worcestershire

2015/2016: Sir Anthony Edward Winnington Bt
2016/2017: Sir Nicholas Anthony Hungerford Lechmere Bt
2017/2018: Mr Stephen Alexander Betts


Wales

For the County of Clwyd

2015/2016: Mrs Janet Patricia Evans
2016/2017: Mr James Peter O’Toole
2017/2018: Mrs Charlotte Henrietta Gaylyn Howard

For the County of Dyfed

2015/2016: Mr James Edward Charles Raw-Rees
2016/2017: Mr James Wilfrid Poyer Lewis
2017/2018: Professor Medwin Hughes

For the County of Gwent

2015/2016: Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Simon Tuggey
2016/2017: Mr Anthony John Clay
2017/2018: Mr John Kevin Lynn Thomas

For the County of Gwynedd

2015/2016: Dr Elizabeth Mary Nesbit Andrews MBE
2016/2017: Mr Peter Harlech Jones
2017/2018: Professor Sian Hope

For the County of Mid Glamorgan

2015/2016: Mrs Jayne Ann James
2016/2017: Mr Gwynfryn John George
2017/2018: Mr David John Davies

For the County of Powys

2015/2016: Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hugh Ledston Lewis (Retd)
2016/2017: Mrs Ann Tudor
2017/2018: Mrs Susan Elizabeth Thompson

For the County of South Glamorgan

2015/2016: Professor Heather Vivienne Stevens CBE
2016/2017: Professor John David Williams OBE
2017/2018: Mr Gilbert Campbell Lloyd

For the County of West Glamorgan

2015/2016: Mr Robert Michael Redfern
2016/2017: Professor Donna May Mead OBE
2017/2018: Mrs Roberta Louise Fleet







               

Saturday, 8 November 2014

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Acting Colonel Martyn Russel Wills MBE Aide-de-Camp to her household.

New Honorary Chaplain to The Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed The Reverend Wing Commander I. S. Ward Honorary Chaplain to her household in succession to The Venerable Air Vice-Marshal Raymond Jackson Pentland CB.

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Dorset

Angus Campbell, Lord Lieutenant of Dorset has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Dorset.

Mr James Randolf Gibson Fleming DL

New Deputy Lieutenants of Lincolnshire

Tony Worth, Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Lincolnshire.

Ms Camilla Edwina Carlbom Flinn
Mr John Godfrey CBE
Sir Reginald Thomas Newman Tyrwhitt Bt
Air Vice Marshal Sir Stuart Peach KCB CBE ADC BA MPhil DTech DLitt FRAeS RAF

Sunday, 2 November 2014

CVO for Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting

Mrs Michael Gordon Lennox LVO has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for her service as Lady-in-Waiting to Her Majesty the Queen.

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of County Borough of Belfast

Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle CBE, Lord Lieutenant of County Borough of Belfast has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of County Borough of Belfast.

Sir Nigel Hamilton KCB DL

New Deputy Lieutenants of Cambridgeshire

Hugh Duberly CBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Cambridgeshire.

Mr John William Bridge OBE
Mr Benjamin Hartley Damazer FIMC JP
Mr Jeremy Henry Moore Newsum
Colonel Timothy John Seal TD


Friday, 24 October 2014

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire

Lt Col (Retd) John Cochrane Stewart, Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire.

Ms Jean McLaren Hunter DL

New Deputy Lieutenants of County Tyrone

Mr Robert Scott OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of County Tyrone has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of County Tyrone.

Mrs Meta Bell MBE
The Reverend Dr Isaac Thompson TD

New Deputy Lieutenants of Clackmannanshire

Lt Col (Retd) John Cochrane Stewart, Lord-Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Clackmannanshire.

Mr Alan Lawson
Ms Margaret Paterson

New Deputy Lieutenants of Lancashire

The Rt Hon. The Lord Shuttleworth KCVO, Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Lancashire.

Mrs Christiana Buchanan
Mr Mohamed Faruk Desai MBE
Mrs Suzana Edwards
Mr Charles Hadcock
Mr Carl Hankinson
Mr Terence Hephrun
Dr James Barry Johnson
Mr David Taylor CBE

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

GCMG for Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda

The Queen has appointed His Excellency Dr. Rodney Errey Lawrence Williams the honour of Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (GCMG). For his service as Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

GCMG for Governor-General of The Bahamas

The Queen has appointed Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Matilda Pindling DCMG the honour of Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (GCMG). For her service as Governor-General of The Bahamas

New Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset

Mr Angus Campbell, Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset.

Mrs Catriona Janet Payne JP

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

CVO for Commander Royalty and Specialist Protection Department

The Rt Hon. The Earl of Rosslyn QPM has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as commander royalty and specialist protection department.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Queen Revokes Honours

The Queen has accepted the Honours Forfeiture Committee’s advice regarding the cancellation and annulment of honours awarded to the Following.

Mr Henry Duncan Blackley to be stripped of an MBE awarded on 15th June 2002.

Mr John Stewart Briggs to be stripped of an MBE awarded on 14th June 2003 after being convicted of nine charges of indecent assault on children under the age of sixteen. He was sentenced to a total of eight years in prison.

Mr Daniel Harold Bryant to be stripped of a BEM awarded on 15th June 1985 after being convicted of ten charges of indecent assault on children under the age of sixteen. He was sentenced to a total of six years six months in prison.

New Deputy Lieutenant of Renfrewshire

Guy Clark, Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Renfrewshire.

Mr Alan Kenneth Sorensen

New Deputy Lieutenant of East Lothian

Major Michael Williams MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of East Lothian has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of East Lothian.

Mr James Saunders Raitt Frics

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Life Peerage for Former MEP for the North East of England

Mr Martin John Callanan has been granted the title of Baron Callanan, of Low Fell in the County of Tyne and Wear. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former Leader of Bristol City Council

Ms Barbara Lilian Janke has been granted the title of Baroness Janke, of Clifton in the City and County of Bristol. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Former MEP for the West Midlands

Mr Michael Maurice Cashman CBE has been granted the title of Baron Cashman, of Limehouse in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Life Peerage for Former Leader of Kirklees Council

Ms Kathryn Mary Pinnock has been granted the title of Baroness Pinnock, of Cleckheaton in the County of West Yorkshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

New Deputy Lieutenants of the County and City of Bristol

Mary Prior MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of the County and City of Bristol.

Mr Robert Bourns
Colonel Jane L Thompson TD PhD APFS
Mr David Constantine MBE

New Deputy Lieutenants of West Yorkshire

Dr Ingrid M Roscoe, Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of West Yorkshire.

Mr Jasbir Singh Athwal
Mr Stephen Peter Boardman MBE
Mr Balbir Singh Panesar

Sunday, 28 September 2014

New Deputy Lieutenants of Nottinghamshire

Sir John Peace, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Nottinghamshire.

Dr Jaswant Bilkhu
Mr Trevor Lee Fletcher
Mr Charles Philip Liell Francklin
Mrs Christine Goldstraw OBE JP
The Hon. Sir Robert Henry Thoroton Hildyard
Mrs Heather Henshaw MBE
Mrs Nicola June Weston

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Life Peerage for Government Special Adviser

Ms Arminka Helic has been granted the title of Baroness Helic, of Millbank in the City of Westminster. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Chairman of Penguin Random House UK

Dame Gail Ruth Rebuck DBE has been granted the title of Baroness Rebuck, of Bloomsbury in the London Borough of Camden. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Life Peerage for Chairman of the Pakistan Britain Trade and Investment Forum

Ms Nosheena Shaheen Mobarik CBE has been granted the title of Baroness Mobarik, of Mearns in the County of Renfrewshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former Leader of Sheffield City Council

Mr Paul James Scriven has been granted the title of Baron Scriven, of Hunters Bar in the City of Sheffield. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Former Deputy Secretary General of the Labour Party

Mr Christopher John Lennie has been granted the title of Baron Lennie, of Longsands in the County of Tyne and Wear. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Life Peerage for Vice-Chairman of West Ham FC

Ms Karren Rita Brady CBE has been granted the title of Baroness Brady, of Knightsbridge in the City of Westminster. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Life Peerage for Former Director of Political Operations to the Conservative Party

Mr Andrew Timothy Cooper has been granted the title of Baron Cooper of Windrush, of Chipping Norton in the County of Oxfordshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former Chief Executive and Chairman of Marks and Spencer

Sir Stuart Alan Ransom Rose has been granted the title of Baron Rose of Monewden, of Monewden in the County of Suffolk. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Chair of Tech City UK

Ms Joanna Shields OBE has been granted the title of Baroness Shields, of Maida Vale in the City of Westminster. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Co-Chairman of the Conservative Candidates Committee

The Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Chisholm has been granted the title of Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen, of Owlpen in the County of Gloucestershire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Chief Executive of TalkTalk

The Hon. Diana Mary Harding has been granted the title of Baroness Harding of Winscombe, of Nether Compton in the County of Dorset. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former Leader of Stockport Council

Mr David Goddard has been granted the title of Baron Goddard of Stockport, of Stockport in the County of Greater Manchester. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Director of New Schools Network

Ms Natalie Jessica Evans has been granted the title of Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, of Bowes Park in the London Borough of Haringey. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Vice-Chair of the Lib Dems Federal Policy Committee

Ms Julie Elizabeth Smith has been granted the title of Baroness Smith of Newnham, of Crosby in the County of Merseyside. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

New Deputy Lieutenant of County Londonderry

Denis Desmond CBE, Lord-Lieutenant of County Londonderry has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of County Londonderry.

Mr Peter Sheridan OBE

New Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Reverend Canon Geoffrey Ravalde to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty within the Royal Ecclesiastical Household in succession to the Reverend Canon Dr Robert Innes who has been appointed Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Life Peerage for Jewellery Tycoon

Mr Ranbir Singh Suri has been granted the title of Baron Suri, of Ealing in the London Borough of Ealing. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats

Mr Christopher Francis Fox has been granted the title of Baron Fox, of Leominster in the County of Herefordshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Life Peerage for Metal Trader dubbed “Mr Copper”

Mr Michael Stahel Farmer has been granted the title of Baron Farmer, of Bishopsgate in the City of London. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

New Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed

The Hon. Robin Lewis OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed.

Colonel Martin Frederick Tully Green TD

New Deputy Lieutenant of Midlothian

Sir Robert M Clerk Bt OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Midlothian.

Mr George Henry Duncan

Monday, 8 September 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her Second Child

Clarence House has announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child.

The Queen and members of both families are said to be delighted with the news.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

New Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire

Mr Barry Dodd CBE DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire succeeding Lord Crathorne KCVO who retires on the 12th September 2014.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

New Deputy Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute

Patrick L M Stewart MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute.

Mr Kenneth Ian McNab

New Lord Lieutenant for Hampshire

Mr Nigel Atkinson DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Hampshire succeeding Dame Mary Fagan DCVO JP who retires on the 11th September 2014.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

New Privy Councillors of the United Kingdom

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

Mr Norman Baker MP
Mr Stephen Crabb MP
Ms Lynne Featherstone MP
Mr Matthew Hancock MP
Mr Norman Lamb MP
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE
Mrs Elizabeth Truss MP
Mr Steve Webb MP
Mr Jeremy Wright MP

Sunday, 17 August 2014

New Deputy Lieutenants of Shropshire

Sir Algernon Heber-Percy KCVO, Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Shropshire.

Colonel Mark Cuthbert-Brown CBE
Mr Edward Stratford Dugdale
The Hon. Mrs Rose Paterson
Mr David William Sear
Mr Rhoderick Martin Swire

New Deputy Lieutenant of County Down

David Lindsay, Lord-Lieutenant of County Down has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of County Down.

Dr Thomas Kelly OBE

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire

The Countess of Darnley JP, Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire.

Mr Christopher Noel Mackworth James OBE

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

MVO for Royal Florist

Mrs Sharon Kathleen Gaddes-Croasdale has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as Florist to the Royal Household.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

RVM (Gold) for Mrs Nancy Fenwick

Mrs Nancy Fenwick RVM (Silver) has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal in Gold (RVM) for her service to Her Majesty the Queen.

KCVO for Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle

Air Marshal Ian MacFadyen CB OBE has been appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle.

CVO for Director of Royal & Diplomatic Affairs at Jaguar Land Rover

Mr George Hassall LVO has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Director of Royal and Diplomatic Affairs at Jaguar Land Rover.

CVO for the Administrator of the Royal Collection

Major David Rankin-Hunt LVO MBE TD has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Administrator of the Royal Collection.

Monday, 28 July 2014

MVO for Queen’s Gurkha Officer

Captain (QGO) Shuresh Kumar Thapa of The Royal Gurkha Rifles has been appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Queen’s Gurkha Officer.

MVO for Queen’s Gurkha Officer

Captain (QGO) Kumar Gurung of The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment has been appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Queen’s Gurkha Officer.

New Deputy Lieutenants of County Fermanagh

The Viscount Brookeborough, Lord-Lieutenant of County Fermanagh has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of County Fermanagh.

Ms Roisin McManus
Mr Shaun Pendry

New Deputy Lieutenants of Cumbria

Mrs Claire Theresa Hensman, Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Cumbria.

Mrs Jane Elizabeth Norman
Mr Arthur William Littlefair MBE

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

KCMG for Former Minister of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Rt Hon. Hugh Robertson MP has been appointed Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG) for his service as Minister of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

KCMG for Former Minister of State of International Development

The Rt Hon. Alan Duncan MP has been appointed Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG) for his service as Minister of State of International Development.

New Deputy Lieutenants of North Yorkshire

The Lord Crathorne KCVO, Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of North Yorkshire.

Mr Chris Blundell
Mr Bill Cowling
Mr Barry Dodd CBE
Ms Rosalind Forbes Adam
Brigadier David Madden
Ms Venetia Wrigley

Knighthood for Former Solicitor General for England and Wales

Her Majesty The Queen has conferred a knighthood upon Mr Oliver Heald MP for his service as Solicitor General for England and Wales.

Veteran Conservative MP becomes a Companion of Honour

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed The Rt Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC MP a member of the Order of Companions of Honour (CH) for his service to the Nation.

New Deputy Lieutenants of East Riding of Yorkshire

The Hon. Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Lord-Lieutenant of East Riding of Yorkshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of East Riding of Yorkshire.

Mrs Julia Dorothy Good
His Honour Judge Michael King Mettyear

New Privy Councillors of the United Kingdom

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

Ms Annette Brooke OBE MP
The Rt Hon The Viscount Thurso MP

Friday, 18 July 2014

Damehood for the Governor of New South Wales

Her Excellency Professor The Hon. Marie Bashir AC CVO has been appointed Dame of the Order of Australia (AD) for her service as the 37th Governor of New South Wales.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Essex

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

Wing Commander Glenn John Mayes
Mr Jonathan Charles Minter

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

New Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire

Dame Mary Fagan DCVO JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire.

Vice Admiral David George Steel CBE

Saturday, 12 July 2014

New Deputy Lieutenant of Wigtown

Marion Teresa Brewis CVO, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtown has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Wigtown.

Mrs Rosalind Ann Evans

KCVO for Former Head of the Medical Household to the Queen

Professor John Cunningham CVO has been appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Head of the Medical Household and Physician to The Queen.

New Lord Lieutenant for Belfast

Mrs Fionnuala Jay-O’Bolyle CBE DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for the County Borough of Belfast succeeding Dame Mary Peters DBE.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

CVO for Queen’s Vet

Mr Euan Curnow LVO has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as veterinary surgeon to The Royal Studs.

LVO for Queen’s Accountant

Mr Michael Ebbage MVO has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as an Accountant at the Sandringham Estate.

KCVO for Dean of the Order of the Thistle

The Very Reverend Gilleasbuig Macmillan CVO FRSE has been appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Dean of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

New appointments to the Queen’s Medical Household

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the following people to positions within the Medical office of the Royal Household.

Professor Huw Thomas MA PhD FRCP to be Head of the Medical Household and Physician to The Queen
Mr Alan Farthing MD FRCOG to be Surgeon Gynaecologist
Mr Guy Thorpe-Beeston MA MD FRCOG to be Surgeon Gynaecologist to the Household
Professor William Drake DM FRCP to be Physician to the Household

Saturday, 5 July 2014

New Lord Lieutenant for Tweeddale

Professor Sir Hew Francis Anthony Strachan DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale succeeding Sir John David Bingham Younger KCVO.

Friday, 4 July 2014

The Queen’s Birthday 2015

Buckingham Palace has announced The Queen’s Official Birthday in 2015 will be on Saturday the 13th of June 2015.

New Member of the Queen’s Body Guard

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Colonel Richard Charrington to be a member of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms in succession to Major Jeremy Warren LVO who has retired.

New Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Reverend Canon Martin Poll to be a Domestic Chaplain to Her Majesty within the royal chapel at Windsor Great Park.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

CVO for the Deputy Ambassador to France

Ms Kara Justine Owen has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for her service as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Paris.

GCVO for Queen’s Ambassador to France

On the 27th June 2014, Sir Peter Forbes Ricketts GCMG was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) for his service as Ambassador to France.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Lanarkshire

Mr Mushtaq Ahmad OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Lanarkshire.

Mr Fazal Ilahi Buksh
Mrs Marie Clare Gallagher
Mrs Neena Mahal
Mr Alexander Wilkie

Monday, 30 June 2014

New Marshal of the Royal Air Force

Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Lord Stirrup KG GCB AFC to the honorary rank of Marshal of the Royal Air Force.

New Admiral of the Fleet

Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL to the honorary rank of Admiral of the Fleet.

New Field Marshal

Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Lord Walker of Aldringham GCB CMG CBE DL to the honorary rank of Field Marshal.

New Deputy Lieutenant of County Armagh

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

Colonel Hubert McAllister OBE TD

Friday, 27 June 2014

LVO for Samuel Fitzsimons

Mr Samuel Fitzsimons MVO has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service within the Northern Ireland Office.

KCVO for Director General of the Northern Ireland Office

Mr Julian King CMG CVO has been appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Director General of the Northern Ireland Office.

New Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Devon

Sir Eric Dancer KCVO CBE JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Devon has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Devon.

Commodore Jake Moores OBE BSc FCMI AFNI Cert IoD RN
The Hon Mrs d’Erlanger

Sunday, 22 June 2014

New Lord Lieutenant for Northamptonshire

Mr David Eric Laing DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire succeeding The Lady Juliet Townsend DCVO.

New Lord Lieutenant for Berwickshire

Mrs Jeanna Swan DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire succeeding Major Alexander Trotter CVO.

New Lord Lieutenant for Clackmannanshire

Lt-Col (Retd) John Cochrane Stewart DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire succeeding The Rt Hon. Sir George Newlands Reid.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

New Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Durham

Mrs Susan Snowdon, Lord-Lieutenant of Durham has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Durham.

Dr Kathryn Gillen
Mr Peter Olsen
Mr Michael Poole

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.

The Rt Hon. The Lord Laming CBE DL

Thursday, 19 June 2014

New King of Spain

Prince Felipe has now become King Felipe VI of Spain following the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos I on the 18th June 2014. King Juan Carlos signed the Abdication act at the Royal Palace in Madrid.

Prince Felipe was officially sworn in as the new king of Spain today at the Spanish Parliament. The former King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will retain the style of king and queen for life.

The heir to the Spanish throne is King Felipe’s 8 year old daughter Leonor, as she is heir to the throne she has assumed the title Princess of Asturias.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

RVM for Queen’s Bodyguard

Mr Richard Gordon Quirk has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service in the Queen’s body guard of the yeomen of the guard.

RVM for Royal Protector

Constable John Patrick Murphy has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service in Royalty Protection.

RVM for Page of the Presence

Mr Marc David Harrison has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service as Page of the Presence in the Royal Household.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

MVO for Royal Protector

Inspector Jeremy Dawson Woolgar has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service in Royalty Protection.

MVO for the Earl of Wessex’s Butler

Mr Brian William Stephen Birnie RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service to the Household of the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

MVO for the Duke of York’s Chef

Mr Graham Paul Richards RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service to the Household of the Duke of York.

MVO for the Earl’s of Wessex’s Chef

Mr David Russell Quick RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service to the Household of the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

MVO for Secretary to The Duke of Edinburgh

Mrs Suzy Juliet Lethbridge has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as Correspondence Secretary to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Household.

MVO for Secretary to The Duke of Edinburgh

Miss Mary Victoria Inglefield has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as Senior Secretary to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Household.

MVO for Duke of York’s Valet

Mr Andrew Joseph Hitchman RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Valet to the Duke of York.

MVO for Royal Gardener

Mr Adrian John Denman RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Head Gardener at the Royal Gardens in Windsor.

MVO for Master of the Music

Mr Philip John Berg has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Master of the Music in the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy.

MVO for Serjeant of the Vestry

Mr David John Peter Baldwin RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Serjeant of the Vestry in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.

LVO for Queen’s Bodyguard

Major Jeremy Frederick Warren has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Lieutenant in Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

LVO for Master of the Household to the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

Wing Commander Richard Edward George Pattle MVO has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Master of the Household to the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

LVO for Deputy Private Secretary to the Duchess of Cornwall

Mrs Amanda Madeleine MacManus has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service as Deputy Private Secretary to The Duchess of Cornwall.

LVO for Royal Protector

Inspector Robert Fulton MVO has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service in Royalty Protection.

LVO for Surgeon-Oculist to the Royal Household

Dr Veronica Mary Geneste Ferguson has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service as Surgeon-Oculist to the Royal Household.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

CVO for the Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown

Mrs Marion Teresa Brewis has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for her service Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown.

KCVO for Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear

Mr Nigel Sherlock OBE JP was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear.

DCVO for Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire

The Lady Juliet Margaret Townsend LVO has been appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) for her service as Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire.

CMG for the British Ambassador to Israel

Mr Matthew Steven Gould MBE has been appointed Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) for his service to British interests in Israel.

CMG for the British Ambassador to South Sudan

Mr Ian Noel Hughes has been appointed Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) for his service to British interests in South Sudan and Sierra Leone.

CMG for the British Ambassador to Iraq

Mr Simon Paul Collis has been appointed Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) for his service to British interests in Iraq and Syria.

KCMG for the British Ambassador to China

Mr James Sebastian Lamin Wood CMG has been appointed Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG) for his service to British Prosperity and British interests in China.

KCMG for the British Ambassador to Germany

Mr Simon Gerard McDonald CMG has been appointed Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG) for his service to British foreign policy and British interests in Germany.

Knighthood for Sir Winston Churchill’s Grandson

Her Majesty The Queen has conferred a knighthood upon The Rt Hon. Arthur Nicholas Soames MP for his service to parliament.

New Companion of Honour

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Dame Margaret Natalie Cross Smith DBE a member of the Order of Companions of Honour (CH) for her service to Drama.

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

The Queen’s Birthday honours list has been announced honouring more than a thousand people across the commonwealth realms. Including well known people such as

Dame Maggie Smith- CH
Laura Davies - DBE
Hilary Mantel - DBE
Dawn Primarolo MP - DBE
Zandra Rhodes - DBE
Bill Cash MP - Knighthood
Daniel Day-Lewis - Knighthood
Andras Schiff - Knighthood
Nicholas Soames MP - Knighthood
Charlotte Edwards - CBE
Roy Lancaster - CBE
Lyse Doucet - OBE
Warren Gatland - OBE
Damian Lewis - OBE
John Barrowman - MBE
Nicola Clarke - MBE
Charlotte Evans - MBE
Kelly Gallagher - MBE
Cerys Matthews - MBE
Stephen Sutton - MBE
Lizzy Yarnold - MBE

CVO for the Deputy Ranger of Windsor Great Park

Philip Everett has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Deputy Ranger of Windsor Great Park.

MVO for Royal Coach Builder

William James Frecklington OAM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as coach builder to the Queen.

Monday, 2 June 2014

King Juan Carlos I of Spain to Abdicate

In a letter to the Spanish Prime Minister King Juan Carlos has announced he is abdicating the Spanish Throne in favour of his son Prince Felipe, Prince of Asturias.

The Act of Abdication has not been signed yet a constitutional amendment is needed to allow the abdication to take place.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire

Mushtaq Ahmad OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.

Mr John Brown DL

Sheriffs of the City of London for 2014/15

The City of London has elected the following to act as Sheriffs of the City of London for 2014/15.

Fiona Josephine Adler
The Hon. Dr Andrew Charles Parmley

Princess Charlene of Monaco is expecting a Baby

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting their first child at the end 2014.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene married in July 2011.

Monday, 19 May 2014

New Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London

Sir David Brewer CMG JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London.

Mr Thomas Chan

CVO for Appointments Secretary

Sir Paul Britton has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as the Prime Minister's Appointments Secretary.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Greater London

Sir David Brewer CMG JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Greater London.

Captain Peter Alan Baker RD RNR
Ann Elizabeth Cable MBE
Richard Kornicki CBE
Nusrat Lilani OBE
Leslie Morgan OBE
The Reverend Canon David Reindorp TD

Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Sunday Times Rich List 2014

Today the Sunday Times rich list was released. I have made one of my own that lists all the Royalty, Princes and Princess, Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, Viscounts, Barons and Baronesses, Baronets, Dames, Knights and Ladys within the Sunday Times rich list for 2014.

1. The Duke of Westminster £8500m
2. Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay £3650m
3. Earl Cadogan and Family £4200m
4. Sir Philip and Lady Green £3880m
5. Sir Richard Branson and Family £3600m
6. Lord Bamford and Family £3150m
7. Sir James Dyson and Family £3000m
8. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Family £2780m
9. Baroness Howard De Walden and Family £2580m
10. Sir Henry Keswick and Family £2445m
11. Lord Paul and Family £ 2000m
12. Sir Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman £1688m
13. Viscount Portman and Family £1590m
14. Sir Charles Dunstone £1496m
15. Lady Ballyedmond and Family £1400m
16. Sir Ian Wood and Family £1320m
17. Sir Anwar Pervez and Family £1310m
18. Lord Ashcroft £1200m
19. Lord Grantchester and The Moores Family £1200m
20. Sir Terry Matthews £1190m
21. Lord Kirkham and Family £1150m
22. Sir Michael Hintze £1055m
23. Viscount Rothermere and Family £1010m
24. Sir Cameron Mackintosh £1000m
25. Sir Brian Souter and Ann Gloag £1000m
26. Robert Miller and Princess Marie-Chantal and Family £985m
27. Sir Ken Morrison and Family £900m
28. Douglas and Dame Mary Perkins and Family £900m
29. Lord Sugar £900m
30. The Earl of Iveagh and the Guinness Family £850m
31. Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani £800m
32. Sir Roger and Peter De Haan £800m
33. The Duke of Devonshire £800m
34. Lord Laidlaw £770m
35. Prince Jonathan and Princess Gesine Doria Pamphilj £750m
36. Lord Vestey and Family £720m
37. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell £710m
38. Sir Arnold Clark and Family £675m
39. The Duke of Bedford £660m
40. Lord Alliance and Family £650m
41. Sir Donald Gordon and Family £650m
42. Lord Lloyd-Webber £640m
43. The Duke of Sutherland £580m
44. Sir David McMurtry £559m
45. Sir Peter Rigby £550m
46. Lord Sainsbury of Turville and Family £540m
47. Nat Rothschild £523m
48. Sir David Samworth and Family £500m
49. Lord Rothschild £485m
50. Sir Ronald Hobson £480m
51. Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild £467m
52. Sir Douglas Myers £460m
53. Lord Edmiston £452m
54. Sir Donald Gosling £440m
55. Charlotte Townshend £410m
56. Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones £405m
57. Sir Martyn Arbib and Family £350m
58. Sir John and Peter Beckwith £350m
59. The Duke of Northumberland £340m
60. HM The Queen £330m
61. The McAlpine Family £325m
62. William Parente and Family £315m
63. Viscount Cowdray and the Pearson Family £300m
64. Sir Paul Ruddock £300m
65. The Marquess of Salisbury £300m
66. Sir Paul and Lady Smith £290m
67. Sir Peter Ogden £288m
68. Zac and Lady Annabel Goldsmith and Family £280m
69. Lord Heseltine and Family £278m
70. Sir Michael Bibby and Family £264m
71. Sir Rocco Forte and Olga Polizzi and Family £260m
72. Sir Elton John £260m
73. Sir Martin Sorrell £257m
74. Lord Bagri and Apurv Bagri £250m
75. Lord Palumbo £250m
76. Sir Angus Grossart and Family £243m
77. Sir Michael Smurfit and Family £240m
78. Sir Stanley and Peter Thomas £235m
79. Sir Ronald Cohen and Sharon Harel £220m
80. Lord Iliffe and Family £220m
81. Lord Alli £220m
82. Sir Mick Jagger £215m
83. Lord Haughey and Family £210m
84. The Marquess of Bath £200m
85. Lord Glendonbrook £200m
86. Dame Janet De Botton and Family £200m
87. The Duke of Buccleuch and Family £195m
88. The Astor Family £190m
89. Sir Peter Harrison £189m
90. Sir John Ritblat £180m
91. Sir Peter Vardy £175m
92. Sir Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe Bt £170m
93. Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland Bt £170m
94. Sir Colin Giltrap £167m
95. Sir Chris Evans £160m
96. Lord Harris £160m
97. Sir Keith Mills £160m
98. Sir Peter Michael £155m
99. Sir Richard Sutton £154m
100. Lord Foster £150m
101. Sir Robert Ogden £150m
102. Sir Tim Rice £150m
103. Sir Tom Jones £145m
104. Sir John MacTaggart £141m
105. Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare £140m
106. The Duke of Beaufort £140m
107. The Earl of Pembroke £140m
108. Lord Saatchi and Charles Saatchi £140m
109. Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith 135m
110. The Duke of Rutland £135m
111. Sir Michael Marshall £133m
112. Lord Fink £130m
113. Sir Jack Hayward £130m
114. Sir Anish Kapoor £130m
115. Sir Ray Tindle £130m
116. Sir Tom Farmer £128m
117. Sir Richard George £125m
118. Sir Rod Aldridge £120m
119. Sir Jonathan Ive £120m
120. Sir Martin Laing £120m
121. The Duke of Marlborough £120m
122. Sir George Meyrick £120m
123. Sir Simon Robertson £120m
124. Earl Spencer £120m
125. The Earl of Stockton and the MacMillan Family £120m
126. Lord Wolfson £112m
127. The Marquess of Bute £110m
128. Sir Alan Parker £110m
129. The Duke of Roxburghe £110m
130. The Marquess of Northampton £108m
131. Sir Frank Williams £106m
132. Lord Deighton £100m
133. The Earl of Halifax £100m
134. Sir Terry Leahy £100m
135. The Duke of Richmond and Gordon £100m
136. Sir David Garrard £95m
137. Sir Fraser and Gordon Morrison £95m
138. The Earl of Rosebery £95m
139. Sir John Madejski £90m
140. The Marquess of Milford Haven £90m
141. Lord Mostyn and Family £50m

Friday, 16 May 2014

Queen Revokes Headmaster’s Knighthood

The Queen has accepted the Honours Forfeiture Committee’s advice regarding the cancellation and annulment of the honour awarded to the following person.

Alan Seymour Davies is to be stripped of his Knighthood awarded on the 22nd February 2000 after being convicted of multiply counts of false accounting. He was given a 12-month sentence which has been suspended for two years.