Thursday, 31 December 2015

RVM for Queen’s Gardener

Mr Daren James Palmer has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service as a Gardener on the Sandringham Estate.

RVM for Royal Protection Officer

Constable James Michael Williams has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service as Royal Protection Officer.

RVM for Assistant dresser to the Queen

Ms Joanne Dermott has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for her service as Assistant dresser to the Queen.

RVM for Royal Protection Officer

Constable Gary Robert Copeland has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service as Royal Protection Officer.

RVM (Gold) for Valet to the Duke of Edinburgh

Mr David Berwick RVM has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal in Gold (RVM) for his service as Valet to the Duke of Edinburgh.

MVO for Royal Protection Officer

Sgt Andrew David Thomas has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service to Royal Protection.

MVO for Dressmaker to the Queen

Mr Stewart Charles Reginald Parvin has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Dressmaker to the Queen.

MVO for Senior Carriage Restorer at Royal Mews

Mr Martin Paul Oates RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Senior Carriage Restorer at Royal Mews.

MVO for The Queen’s page

Mr Barry John Mitford RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as The Queen’s page.

MVO for Royal Collection Armourer

Mr Simon David Metcalf has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Royal Collection Armourer.

MVO for Deputy Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Essex

Ms Lorraine Denise King has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as Deputy Clerk to the lieutenancy of Essex.

MVO for the Kennel man on Sandringham estate

Mr Alan William Goodship RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Kennel man on the Sandringham estate.

LVO for the Consultant Dermatologist to the Royal Household

Dr Richard Charles David Staughton has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Consultant dermatologist to the Royal Household.

LVO for Head of HR for the royal household

Ms Sarah Squire has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service as Head of HR for the royal household.

LVO for Senior Communications Officer of the Royal Household

Mr David Paul Pogson MVO has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as senior communications officer of the royal household.

LVO for Former Usher to the Queen

Major General Alasdair Ian Gordon Kennedy CB CBE has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Usher to Her Majesty the Queen.

LVO for Former Usher to the Queen

Commodore John Rowland Hance CBE has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Usher to Her Majesty the Queen.

LVO for the Apothecary to the Queen and Royal Households

Dr Timothy Hugh David Evans has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Apothecary to the Queen and royal households.

LVO for Assistant Archivist in the Royal Archives

Ms Allison Sharaon Patricia Derrett MVO has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service as Assistant Archivist in the Royal Archives.

LVO for Assistant private secretary to the Duchess of Cornwall

Ms Sophia Louisa Densham has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service as Assistant private secretary to the Duchess of Cornwall.

LVO for Deputy Private Secretary to the Duchess of Gloucester

Ms Lucinda Katharine Elizabeth Baker has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service as Deputy Private Secretary to the Duchess of Gloucester.

LVO for the Duchy of Lancaster’s Finance Chief

Mr Christopher John Adcock has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Duchy of Lancaster’s finance chief.

CVO for Former Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Professor Howard John Williamson CBE has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as a trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

CVO for Royal Solicitor

Mr Gerrard Tyrrell LVO has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Solicitor to the Royal Household.

CVO for Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries

Mrs Jean Douglas Tulloch has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for her service as Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries.

CVO for Assistant secretary at the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood

Mr Jeremy Patrick Bagwell Purefoy LVO has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Assistant secretary (Insignia) at the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

CVO for Lord Lieutenant of the Western Isles

Mr Alexander Matheson OBE has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of the Western Isles.

CVO for Former Official Secretary to the Governor of New South Wales

Mr Brian Leslie Davies LVO has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as official secretary to the Governor of New South Wales.

New Companion of Honour

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Sir Roy Colin Strong a member of the Order of Companions of Honour (CH) for his service to culture.

New Year’s Honours 2016

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:
Sir Roy Colin Strong

Knighthood:
Mr Henry Bellingham MP
The Rt Hon. Edward Davey
Mr Martyn Lewis CBE
Mr A.P. McCoy OBE
Mr Jack Petchey CBE
Mr Alan Yarrow

DBE:
Ms Sian Philips OBE
Miss Barbara Winsor MBE
The Rt Hon. Rosalie Winterton MP

CBE:
Ms Jacqueline Gold
Mr Denis Law
Mr Francis Lee
Ms Imela Staunton OBE
Mr John Surtees OBE
Mr Simon Weston OBE

OBE:
Mr Damon Albarn
Mrs Sue Barker MBE
Mr Idris Elba
Mr Chris Froome
Mr James Nesbitt
Mr Ronnie O’ Sullivan

MBE:
Mr Mark Cueto
Mr Carl Frampton
Miss Steph Houghton
Goldie (Mr Clifford Joseph Price)
Miss Fara Williams

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year in 2016.

Monday, 21 December 2015

LVO for British Diplomat

Miss Susan Jayne Elliott MVO MBE was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service at the British High Commission in Malta.

LVO for the Deputy High Commissioner of Malta

Mr Jonathan Paul Knight was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Deputy High Commissioner of Malta.

CVO for Royal Finance Manager

Mr Peter Walter has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Finance and Project Co-ordinator for the Royal Household.

CVO for High commissioner of Malta

Mr Robert Haydon Vernon Luke has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as High commissioner of Malta.

New Lord Lieutenant for Dyfed

Miss Sara Elinor Edwards DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Dyfed succeeding Hon Robin Lewis CVO OBE who retires on the 7 February 2016.

New Deputy Lieutenants of North Yorkshire

Barry Dodd CBE, Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of North Yorkshire.

David A Kerfoot MBE
Sir Martin Narey
Margaret Sentamu
Sir Harry Wilmot

Thursday, 10 December 2015

New Clerk of Lieutenancy for East Sussex

Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex has commissioned Mr Geoff Raw to the position of Clerk to the lieutenancy of East Sussex.

Life Peerage for Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

The Right Honourable Alistair Maclean Darling has been granted the title of Baron Darling of Roulanish, of Great Bernera in the County of Ross and Cromarty. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

New Deputy Lieutenants of Lanarkshire

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

Mr Derrick Hannan
Ms Shuming Kong
Mr Liaquat Ali
Mrs Janet Low
Colonel Stuart Roberts
Mr Millar Stoddart

Monday, 30 November 2015

Honorary Companion of Honour for Desmond Tutu

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu an Honorary member of the Order of Companions of Honour (CH) for his service to communities within the UK and for his role in International Peace and Reconciliation.

Today Prince Harry presented Archbishop Tutu with his Insignia in Cape Town, South Africa as part of his current tour of the region.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

GCMG for the Governor-General of Saint Christopher and Nevis

The Queen has appointed His Excellency Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton CVO QC JP 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 Saint Christopher and Nevis.

CVO for the Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

On the 21st November 2015 Mr Christopher Jon Martin CB was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Mr Martin passed away today due to cancer aged just 42. My Thoughts go to his family at this difficult time.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

High Sheriffs of England and Wales

On the 12th of November 2015 the following people were nominated as High Sheriff for the Counties of England and Wales for 2016, 2017 and 2018 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

2016/2017: Mr Charles Edward Samuel Whitbread
2017/2018: Mr Vinod Bhagwandas Tailor
2018/2019: Mr Arthur Julian George Polhill

For the Royal County of Berkshire

2016/2017: Mrs Victoria Jane Fishburn
2017/2018: Mrs Adrian Scrope
2018/2019: Mr Graham Barker

For the County of Buckinghamshire

2016/2017: The Hon. Mrs Camilla Rose Soames
2017/2018: Mr Michael George Clare
2018/2019: Professor Ruth Sarah Farwell CBE

For the County of Cambridgeshire

2016/2017: Sir Thomas David Guy Arculus
2017/2018: Mr Richard Francis Antony Pemberton
2018/2019: Mr Andrew Charles Harter

For the County of Cheshire

2016/2017: Mrs Kathrine Helen Cowell OBE
2017/2018: Mrs Sarah Alexandra Mary Callander Beckett
2018/2019: Mrs Alexis Jane Redmond MBE

For the City of Bristol

2016/2017: Ms Helen Mary Wilde
2017/2018: Mr Anthony Roger Ernest Brown
2018/2019: Mr Roger Gordon Opie

For the County of Cumbria

2016/2017: The Reverend (Group Captain) Thomas Richard Lee (RAF rtd)
2017/2018: Mr Alistair George Milne Wannop
2018/2019: Mr Simon Frederick Michael Berry

For the County of Derbyshire

2016/2017: Mrs Elizabeth Jane Fothergill
2017/2018: Mrs Anne Hazel Hall
2018/2019: Mrs Lucy Belinda Palmer

For the County of Devon

2016/2017: Mrs Angela Mary Gilbert
2017/2018: Mrs Heleen Vanda Mary Willson Lindsay-Fynn
2018/2019: Mrs Grania Tiffany Phillips

For the County of Dorset

2016/2017: Sir Robert Philip Nathaniel Williams Bt
2017/2018: Mr Simon John Young MC
2018/2019: Mrs Jacqueline Anne Swift

For the County of Durham

2016/2017: Mr Gerard Charles Joseph Salvin
2017/2018: Mrs Caroline Patricia Peacock
2018/2019: Dr Stephen Michael Cronin

For the County of East Riding of Yorkshire

2016/2017: Mr Thomas Gordon Martin
2017/2018: Mrs Gillian Elizabeth Drewry
2018/2019: Mrs Deborah Jane Rosenberg

For the County of East Sussex

2016/2017: Mr Michael Jabez Foster
2017/2018: Mrs Maureen Jane Chowen
2018/2019: Major General John David Moore-Bick CBE

For the County of Essex

2016/2017: Mrs Lorna Jane Rolfe
2017/2018: Mr Simon Andrew Dalton Hall MBE
2018/2019: Mr Bryan Robert Hardy Burrough

For the County of Gloucestershire

2016/2017: The Rt Hon. The Countess Bathurst
2017/2018: Lt-Col Andrew James Tabor
2018/2019: Mr Charles Martell

For Greater London

2016/2017: Sir Nigel Knowles
2017/2018: Mr William James Furber
2018/2019: Mr Charles Alexander Evan Spicer

For the County of Hampshire

2016/2017: Mr Thomas Henry Floyd
2017/2018: The Hon. Mrs Mary Rachel Montagu-Scott
2018/2019: Mr Mark Edward Thislewayte

For the County of Herefordshire

2016/2017: Mr William James Jackson
2017/2018: The Rev. Lady Lisvane
2018/2019: Mr Thomas Nathaniel Hone

For the County of Hertfordshire

2016/2017: Mr Stelio Haralambos Stefanou
2017/2018: Mr William Arthur Hobhouse
2018/2019: Mrs Suzana Rose Harvey

For the County of Isle of Wight

2016/2017: Mr Robin Vandeleur Courage MBE
2017/2018: Mr Benedict Malcolm Anthony Sebastian Rouse
2018/2019: Dr Nicholas John England

For the County of Kent

2016/2017: Mrs Kathrin Fiona Smallwood
2017/2018: Mr George Elphinstone Jessel
2018/2019: The Hon. Nicholas John Boscawen

For the County of Leicestershire

2016/2017: Mr Surinder Sharma
2017/2018: Mr Timothy Paul Maxted
2018/2019: Mrs Diana Thompson

For the County of Lincolnshire

2016/2017: Mrs Jill Gabriel Anne Mary Hughes
2017/2018: Mr Andrew Simon Clark
2018/2019: Mr Ian Harrup Walter

For the County of Norfolk

2016/2017: Major General Sir William George Cubitt KCVO CBE
2017/2018: Mr Alfred James Stephen Bagge
2018/2019: Mr Charles Jonathon Watt

For the County of Northamptonshire

2016/2017: Mrs Caroline Cordelia Brocklehurst
2017/2018: Mr Rupert Fordham
2018/2019: Mr James Saunders Watson

For the County of Northumberland

2016/2017: Mr William Browne-Swinburne
2017/2018: Mr John Robert Dickinson
2018/2019: Mr Michael William Orde

For the County of North Yorkshire

2016/2017: Mr John Wilson Furness
2017/2018: Mr Simon Murraugh Wrightson
2018/2019: Mr Christopher John Charles Legard

For the County of Nottinghamshire

2016/2017: Mrs Judith Lynn Naake
2017/2018: Colonel David Rupert Sneath TD
2018/2019: Mr Nicholas Richard Brian Ebbs

For the County of Oxfordshire

2016/2017: Mrs Sarah Jane Taylor
2017/2018: Miss Jane Elizabeth Cranston
2018/2019: Mr Richard Venables

For the County of Rutland

2016/2017: Dr Sarah Haddon Furness
2017/2018: Mr Craig Lancelot Mitchell
2018/2019: Mrs Margaret Susan Jarron

For the County of Shropshire

2016/2017: Mrs Christine Mary Holmes
2017/2018: Mr Charles Edward Lillis
2018/2019: Mr Rhoderick Martin Swire

For the County of Somerset

2016/2017: Mr Edward Bayntun-Coward
2017/2018: Mr Richard Saladin Hickmet
2018/2019: Mr Denis Andrew Southerden Burn

For the County of South Yorkshire

2016/2017: Mrs Julie MacDonald
2017/2018: Mr David Grey MBE
2018/2019: Mr Stephen Ingram

For the County of Staffordshire

2016/2017: Colonel David Lennox Leigh TD
2017/2018: Mr Humphrey David Sneyd Scott-Moncrieff
2018/2019: Mrs Philippa Jane Gee

For the County of Suffolk

2016/2017: Mr William Bruce Kendall
2017/2018: Mr Geoffrey Thomas Carwardine Probert
2018/2019: Mr George Moubray William Vestey

For the County of Surrey

2016/2017: Mr Richard Whittington
2017/2018: Mr Nicholas James Shore Wood-Dow
2018/2019: Mr Robert Stewart Napier CBE

For the County of Tyne and Wear

2016/2017: Mr John Dennis Mowbray OBE
2017/2018: Lt-General Robin Vaughan Brims (Rtd) CB CBE DSO
2018/2019: Mr Paul Michael Callaghan CBE

For the County of Warwickshire

2016/2017: Mr Richard Markham D’Aguilar Samuda
2017/2018: Mr Mark Edward Trehearne Davies
2018/2019: Mrs Clare Anna Insull Sawdon

For the County of West Midlands

2016/2017: Dr Keith Bradshaw
2017/2018: Mr John Lewis Hudson OBE
2018/2019: Mr Christopher Thomas Loughran

For the County of West Sussex

2016/2017: Mr David Mark Spofforth OBE
2017/2018: The Lady Emma Lavinia Barnard
2018/2019: Mrs Caroline Nicholls

For the County of West Yorkshire

2016/2017: Mr Christopher John Brown
2017/2018: Dr Terence George Bramall CBE
2018/2019: Mr Charles Richard Jackson MBE

For the County of Wiltshire

2016/2017: Mr David Kim Hempleman-Adams LVO OBE DL
2017/2018: The Lady Marland
2018/2019: Mrs Nicola Alberry

For the County of Worcestershire

2016/2017: Sir Nicholas Anthony Hungerford Lechmere Bt
2017/2018: Mr Stephen Alexander Betts
2018/2019: Mr Cassian Blaise Luke Letchmere Roberts


Wales


For the County of Clwyd

2016/2017: Mr James Peter O’Toole
2017/2018: Mrs Charlotte Henrietta Gaylyn Howard
2018/2019: Lady Hanmer

For the County of Dyfed

2016/2017: Professor Medwin Hughes
2017/2018: Mrs Susan Carol Balsom
2018/2019: Mr Stephen Mansel Davies

For the County of Gwent

2016/2017: Mr Anthony John Clay
2017/2018: Mr John Kevin Lynn Thomas
2018/2019: Mrs Sharon Evelyn Lesley

For the County of Gwynedd

2016/2017: Mr Peter Harlech Jones
2017/2018: Professor Sian Hope
2018/2019: Mr David Gwynfor Morgan

For the County of Mid Glamorgan

2016/2017: Mr Gwynfryn John George
2017/2018: Mr David John Davies
2018/2019: Mr Jonathan Hugh Wall

For the County of Powys

2016/2017: Mrs Ann Tudor
2017/2018: Mrs Susan Elizabeth Thompson
2018/2019: Mr David Rowland Price

For the County of South Glamorgan

2016/2017: Professor John David Williams OBE
2017/2018: Mr Gilbert Campbell Lloyd
2018/2019: Mr Brian Charles Lakin

For the County of West Glamorgan

2016/2017: Professor Donna May Mead OBE
2017/2018: Mrs Roberta Louise Fleet
2018/2019: Mr Henry Michael Gilbert



Sunday, 15 November 2015

Life Peerage for Professor of Nursing

Professor Mary Jane Watkins has been granted the title of Baroness Watkins of Tavistock, of Buckland Monachorum in the County of Devon. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.

Life Peerage for the Vice-Chancellor of Aston University

Dame Julia Elizabeth King DBE FREng has been granted the title of Baroness Brown of Cambridge, of Cambridge in the County of Cambridgeshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.

Life Peerage for the Founder of The Big Issue

Mr John Anthony Bird MBE has been granted the title of Baron Bird, of Notting Hill in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.

Life Peerage for Former Master of Jesus College in Cambridge

Mr Robert James Mair CBE FRS, FICE, FREng has been granted the title of Baron Mair, of Cambridge in the County of Cambridgeshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Crossbencher.

New Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeen City

Councillor George Adam, Lord Provost of Aberdeen has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeen City.

Lady Catto (Joan)

New Deputy Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire

John Cochrane Stewart, Lord-Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire.

Mr John Charles Spruce

Monday, 9 November 2015

New Deputy Lieutenant of West Lothian

Isobel Gunning Brydie MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of West Lothian has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of West Lothian.

Ms Moira Niven MBE

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.

Mrs Helen Mark

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Life Peerage for Former MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

The Rt Hon. Dame Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Jowell DBE has been granted the title of Baroness Jowell, of Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Bristol South

The Rt Hon. Dame Dawn Primarolo DBE has been granted the title of Baroness Primarolo, of Windmill Hill in the City of Bristol. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Hazel Grove

Sir Robert Andrew Stunell OBE has been granted the title of Baron Stunell, of Hazel Grove 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 Former MP for St Helens North

Mr David Leonard Watts has been granted the title of Baron Watts, of Ravenhead in the County of Merseyside. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Life Peerage for former MEP for South East England

Ms Sharon Margaret Bowles has been granted the title of Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted, of Bourne End in the County of Hertfordshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister

Ms Catherine Fall has been granted the title of Baroness Fall, of Ladbroke Grove in the Royal Borough of Kensington. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Neath

The Rt Hon. Peter Gerald Hain has been granted the title of Baron Hain, of Neath in the County of West Glamorgan. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Life Peerage for Senior Campaign Strategist for the Labour Party

Mr Spencer Elliot Livermore has been granted the title of Baron Livermore, of Rotherhithe in the London Borough of Southwark. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Life Peerage for the Mayor of Watford

Ms Dorothy Thornhill MBE has been granted the title of Baroness Thornhill, of Watford in the County of Hertfordshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Hornsey and Wood Green

The Rt Hon. Lynne Choona Featherstone has been granted the title of Baroness Featherstone, of Highgate in the London Borough of Haringey. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Torfaen

Mr Paul Peter Murphy KCMCO KSG has been granted the title of Baron Murphy of Torfaen, of Abersychan in the County of Gwent. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed

The Rt Hon. Sir Alan James Beith has been granted the title of Baron Beith, of Berwick upon Tweed in the County of Northumberland. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Gordon

The Rt Hon. Sir Malcolm Gray Bruce has been granted the title of Baron Bruce of Bennachie, of Torphins in the County of Aberdeen. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

New Deputy Lieutenant of Argyll & Bute

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

Dr Grace Gibson MBChB

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 Honourable Sir Peregrine Charles Hugo Simon

New Deputy Lieutenants of Cumbria

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

Sir Tony Cunningham
Mrs Tess Josephine Hart MBE
Mr Harry Knowles
Mrs Diana Ruth Matthews

Friday, 30 October 2015

Life Peerage for Former MP for Havant

The Rt Hon. David Lindsay Willetts has been granted the title of Baron Willetts, of Havant in the County of Hampshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for CEO of Mitie Group PLC

Ms Ruby McGregor-Smith has been granted the title of Baroness McGregor-Smith, of Sunninghill in the Royal County of Berkshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Chairman of the Local Government Association

Mr Gary Andrew Porter has been granted the title of Baron Porter of Spalding, of Spalding in the County of Lincolnshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party

Ms Kate Harriet Alexandra Rock has been granted the title of Baroness Rock, of Stratton in the County of Dorset. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Life Peerage for Special Adviser to the Minister of State for Trade

Ms Simone Jari Finn has been granted the title of Baroness Finn, of Swansea in the County of West Glamorgan. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Leicestershire

Lady Gretton, Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Leicestershire.

Mr Jonathan Agnew
Mr David Michael Andrews
Mrs Sally Elizabeth Ann Bowie
Mr Arvind Michael Kapur
Mr David John Lindley QPM
Mr Riaz Ismail Ravat BEM
Mrs Elisabeth Mary Thurlow Turnbull
Professor David Jack Wilson

Life Peerage for Voluntary Sector Expert

Mr Kevin Joseph Maximilian Shinkwin has been granted the title of Baron Shinkwin, of Balham in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former MP for North East Fife

The Rt Hon. Sir Walter Menzies Campbell CH CBE QC has been granted the title of Baron Campbell of Pittenweem, of Pittenweem in the County of Fife. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Former MP for South Leicestershire

The Rt Hon. Andrew Robert George Robathan has been granted the title of Baron Robathan, of Poultney in the County of Leicestershire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Bexhill

The Rt Hon. Gregory Leonard George Barker has been granted the title of Baron Barker of Battle, of Battle in the County of East Sussex. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham

The Rt Hon. The Viscount Hailsham PC QC has been granted the title of Baron Hailsham of Kettlethorpe, of Kettlethorpe in the County of Lincolnshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former Chair of the Liberal Democrats

Ms Lorely Jane Burt has been granted the title of Baroness Burt of Solihull, of Solihull in the County of West Midlands. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Former Foreign Secretary

The Rt Hon. William Jefferson Hague has been granted the title of Baron Hague of Richmond, of Richmond in the County of North Yorkshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Leader of the Wiltshire Council

Ms Jane Antoinette Scott OBE has been granted the title of Baroness Scott of Bybrook, of Upper Wraxall in the County of Wiltshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former Chairman of the National Conservative Convention

Ms Emma Samantha Pidding CBE has been granted the title of Baroness Pidding, of Amersham in the County of Buckinghamshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Bath

The Rt Hon. Donald Michael Ellison Foster has been granted the title of Baron Foster of Bath, of Bath in the County of Somerset. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Leader of North Lincolnshire Council

Ms Elizabeth Marie Redfern has been granted the title of Baroness Redfern, of the Isle of Axholme in the County of Lincolnshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

MVO for Queen’s Horticulturist

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Mr Mark Flanagan Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Keeper of the Gardens at Windsor Great Park.

Monday, 12 October 2015

New Deputy Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight

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

Mrs Claire Locke

New Deputy Lieutenants of Cheshire

David Briggs MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Cheshire.

Mr Robert Barrow
Mr Dennis Dunn MBE JP
Mr Mark Steven Mitchell
Mrs Susan Elizabeth Sellers
Mr John James Sumner

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire

James Ingleby, Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire.

The Most Honourable Joanna Clodagh Gordon, The Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair DL

Life Peerage for Former MP for Thirsk and Malton

Ms Anne Caroline Ballingall McIntosh has been granted the title of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, of the Vale of York in the County of North Yorkshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former Co-Treasurer of the Conservative Party

Mr James Roger Crompton Lupton CBE has been granted the title of Baron Lupton, of Lovington in the County of Hampshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister

Mr Jonathan Oates has been granted the title of Baron Oates, of Denby Grange in the County of West Yorkshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for Former MP for South Cambridgeshire

The Right Honourable Andrew David Lansley CBE has been granted the title of Baron Lansley, of Orwell in the County of Cambridgeshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former Councillor for Kew

Ms Shaista Ahmad Sheehan has been granted the title of Baroness Sheehan, of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton and of Tooting in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat.

Life Peerage for the Director of the Conservative Friends of Israel

Mr Stuart Polak CBE has been granted the title of Baron Polak, of Hertsmere in the County of Hertfordshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for the Managing Director of Floreat Education

Mr James Richard O’Shaughnessy has been granted the title of Baron O’Shaughnessy, of Maidenhead in the Royal County of Berkshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former MP for North East Hampshire

The Right Honourable James Norwich Arbuthnot has been granted the title of Baron Arbuthnot of Edrom, of Edrom in the County of Berwick. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Ms Philippa Claire Stroud has been granted the title of Baroness Stroud, of Fulham in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Life Peerage for the Chief Executive of the Association of Conservative Clubs

Mr Philip Roland Smith CBE has been granted the title of Baron Smith of Hindhead, of Hindhead in the County of Surrey. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party

Mr Stephen Gilbert has been granted the title of Baron Gilbert of Panteg, of Panteg in the County of Monmouthshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Fashion Entrepreneur

Ms Michelle Georgina Mone OBE has been granted the title of Baroness Mone, of Mayfair 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 Former Lord Privy Seal

The Right Honourable Sir George Samuel Knatchbull Young Bt CH has been granted the title of Baron Young of Cookham, of Cookham in the Royal County of Berkshire. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for Former MP for Kingswood

Mr Robert Antony Hayward OBE has been granted the title of Baron Hayward, of Cumnor 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 Home Secretary

The Right Honourable David Blunkett has been granted the title of Baron Blunkett, of Brightside and Hillsborough in the City of Sheffield. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords for Labour.

Monday, 5 October 2015

New Deputy Lieutenant of Rutland

Laurence Howard OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of the Rutland has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Rutland.

Mr Edward James Burrows

New Deputy Lieutenants of Renfrewshire

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

Mr Alan David Birss
Ms Lynne Jamieson

New Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire

Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of the Dunbartonshire has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire.

Miss Linda W Moffat RD

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

New Lord Lieutenant for Wigtown

Mr John Alexander Ross CBE DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Wigtown succeeding Mrs Marion Teresa Brewis CVO who retired on the 5th September 2014.

Monday, 21 September 2015

New Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire

Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of the Dunbartonshire has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire.

Mrs Jill W Young

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

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 Jeremy Corbyn MP

Thursday, 10 September 2015

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 Angus Robertson MP
Ms Gisela Stuart MP

Monday, 7 September 2015

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeen

Councillor George Adam, Lord Provost of Aberdeen has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeen.

Mr Andrew McNab Lawtie OStJ DL

New Deputy Lieutenants of East Sussex

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

Mrs Jenny KilBride Roberts MBE
Mr Christopher John McLean Gebbie OBE

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

MVO for Queen’s Equerry

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Commander Andrew Canale Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Equerry to Her Majesty.

Friday, 14 August 2015

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Inverness

Donald Cameron of Lochiel, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Inverness.

Lt Col Robert Macfie Douglas Young TD DL

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

New Deputy Lieutenants of Hampshire

Nigel Atkinson, Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Hampshire.

Mrs Joan Margaret Ferrer
Brigadier David James Innes OBE

Monday, 3 August 2015

New Deputy Lieutenants of Buckinghamshire

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher Bt JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Buckinghamshire.

Miss Deborah Brock
Professor Ruth Farwell CBE
Sir Stuart Hampson
Mrs Marion Hill
Mrs Fola Komolafe
Mr Allan Westray

New Deputy Lieutenants of Gwent

Sir Simon Hugh Patrick Boyle KCVO CSTJ JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Gwent.

Mr Murray Macfarlane
Mr Anthony Clay
Mrs Laura Kelway-Bamber
Mr Benjamin Herbert

Sunday, 2 August 2015

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Group Captain D. P. Manning Aide-de-Camp to her household.

MVO for Queen’s Chauffeur

Mr Andrew Hawkes RVM has been appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as First Chauffeur in the Royal Mews.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

New Deputy Lieutenants of Northamptonshire

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

Mr James Percy Miller
Mr Paul Southworth
Mr Alexander Edward de Capell Brooke

Saturday, 25 July 2015

New Lord Lieutenant for Surrey

Mr Michael More-Molyneux DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Surrey succeeding Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP who retires on the 23 August 2015.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Surrey

Dame Sarah Goad DCVO JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Surrey.

Mrs Caroline Breckell MVO
Mr Peter John Gorringe Lee
The Hon. Mrs Lavinia Caroline Sealy
Major General Timothy John Sulivan CB CBE

MVO for Queen’s Gurkha Officer

Captain (QGO) Prakash Gurung 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) Lok Bahadur Gurung of The Royal Gurkha Rifles has been appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Queen’s Gurkha Officer.

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Colonel R. M. Green Aide-de-Camp to her household in succession to Colonel A. T. G. Cash.

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Colonel G. H. J. Deacon OBE Aide-de-Camp to her household in succession to Colonel S. H. Cowen.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Queen Revokes Head Teacher’s CBE

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

Ms Joanne Shuter is to be stripped of her CBE, awarded on the 12 June 2010 after pleading guilty at a National College for Teaching and Leadership misconduct hearing and has been banned from teaching indefinitely.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

New Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire

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

Mr Stephen Thomas Larard MBE

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Fife

Robert Balfour, Lord Lieutenant of Fife has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Fife

Ms Fiona Mary Cecile Robertson DL

Saturday, 11 July 2015

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Somerset

Anne Maw, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Somerset

Mr David John Medlock DL

New Appointments to the Royal Victorian Order

Her Majesty the Queen has made the following appointments to the Royal Victorian Order in recognition of the recipient’s service to her personally.

Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)
Sir Simon Gerard McDonald KCMG

Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
Mr Nicholas Pickard

Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO)
Mr Peter Ruskin

Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)
Mr William Smith RVM

Sunday, 5 July 2015

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands

Paul Sabapathy CBE, Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands.

Colonel George Marsh TD

New Deputy Lieutenants of Essex

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

Ms Maureen Anne Larkin BEM JP
Mr Howard Martin Stuchfield MBE JP

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

New Deputy Lieutenants of Derbyshire

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

Mr Andrew Cochrane MA
Lt Col David William Dawber TD
Mrs Elizabeth Jane Fothergill CBE
Mr Alfred Richard Nicholas Hodgson
Mr Anthony James Walker BSc (Hons) HonDUniv

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

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 Geraldine Ruth Allinson
Mr Michael William Sommerville Bax
The Rt Hon. Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG

New Deputy Lieutenants of Durham

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

Dr Jon Levick
Miss Maura Regan OBE
Mr Derek Winter
Lady Nicholson

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Life Peerage for New Advocate General for Scotland

Mr Richard Sanderson Keen QC has been granted the title of Baron Keen of Elie, of Elie in Fife. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

RVM for Royal Chauffeur

Mr David Wolfgang Lowe has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service as a Chauffeur to the Royal Household.

RVM for Duke of York’s Gardener

Mr Andrew Reddy has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service as a Gardener to the Duke of York’s Household.

RVM for Queen’s Gardener at Buckingham Palace

Mr Keith Jackson has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service as a Gardener at Buckingham Palace.

RVM for Queen’s Gardener at Sandringham

Mr Stuart Laurence Fitch has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service as a Gardener on the Sandringham Estate.

RVM for Yeoman Warder

Mr James Duncan has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for his service as a Yeoman Warder at HM Tower of London.

Monday, 15 June 2015

MVO for Former Assistant Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

Mr Craig Lennard Kowalik has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Assistant Private Secretary (Commonwealth) to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

MVO for the Royal’s Podiatrist

Mr Michael Paul James O’Neill has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Consultant Podiatrist to the Royal Household.

MVO for Military Knight of Windsor

Maj Richard John Moore has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Military Knight of Windsor.

MVO for Deputy Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Cornwall

Mr John Sawle has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Deputy Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Cornwall.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

MVO for Queen’s Coachman and State Harness Cleaner

Mr David John Oates RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Coachman and State Harness Cleaner in the Royal Mews.

MVO for Military Knight of Windsor

Lt Col Raymond Roland Giles has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Military Knight of Windsor.

MVO for Private Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of West Glamorgan

Mrs Frances Matthews has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as Private Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of West Glamorgan.

MVO for Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol

Mrs Sheila Ann Wileman has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol.

MVO for Head Stalker on the Balmoral Estate

Mr Gary James Coutts RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Head Stalker on the Balmoral Estate.

MVO for Former Assistant Private Secretary to The Duke of Cambridge

Mrs Thea Geraldine Coley has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as Assistant Private Secretary to The Duke of Cambridge.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

MVO for Royal Protector

Inspector Sandra Teresa Perry has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service in Royalty Protection.

MVO for Assistant Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Fife

Mrs Linda Alice Bissett has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as Assistant Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Fife.

MVO for Royal Protector

Inspector Gordon Henry Owen has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service in Royalty Protection.

MVO for Equerry to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

Lt Col David William Nicholas Bevan has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as Equerry to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

LVO for Secretary to the Lord Chamberlain

Mrs Tracy Annette Watkins MVO was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service as Secretary to the Lord Chamberlain.

LVO for Queen’s Domestic Chaplain

The Reverend Canon Jonathan Byam Valentine Riviere was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Domestic Chaplain at Sandringham House.

LVO for Deputy Superintendent of Palace of Holyroodhouse

Mr David John Read MVO was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Deputy Superintendent of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

LVO for Queen’s Gardener

Mr Mark James Lane MVO was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Gardens manager for the London Palaces.

LVO for Doctor to the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

Dr David Michael Dixon OBE was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as Medical Adviser to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Group Captain G. P. Hellard RAuxAF Aide-de-Camp to her household.

New Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Reverend Prebendary Edward Mason to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty within the Royal Ecclesiastical Household in succession to the Reverend Canon John Ovenden.

CVO for Deputy Private Secretary to The Queen

Mr Edward Young LVO has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Deputy Private Secretary to The Queen.

CVO for Chairman of The Prince’s Trust

Sir Charles William Dunstone has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Chairman of The Prince’s Trust.

CVO for Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed

The Hon. Robin William Lewis OBE has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed.

CVO for Lord Lieutenant of Nairnshire

Mr Ewen John Brodie of Lethen has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of Nairnshire.

KCVO for Lord Lieutenant of Gwent

Mr Simon Hugh Patrick Boyle was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of Gwent.

KCVO for Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire

Mr Archibald Hugh Duberly CBE was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Two New Companions of Honour

Two new members of the Order of Companions of Honour (CH) have been announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours they are as follows:

Sir Neville Marriner CBE For services to Music
The Rt Hon The Baron Woolf PC For services to the public and community relations

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015


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

Zarine Kharas - DBE
The Rt Hon. Simon Burns MP – Knighthood
Gareth Edwards CBE - Knighthood
Lenny Henry CBE - Knighthood
The Rt Hon. Simon Hughes - Knighthood
Van Morrison OBE - Knighthood
Michael Bond OBE - CBE
Benedict Cumberbatch- CBE
Chiwetel Ejiofor - CBE
Dr Loyd Grossman OBE - CBE
Jonny Wilkinson OBE - CBE
James Anderson - OBE
Michael Ball - OBE
Nicky Campbell - OBE
Martin Clunes - OBE
Caroline Criado-Perez - OBE
Frank Lampard - OBE
Lesley Manville - OBE
Stephen Moffat - OBE
Eddie Redmayne – OBE
John Ashdown-Hill - MBE
Carl Froch - MBE
Philippa Langley - MBE
Jo Pavey - MBE
Casey Stoney - MBE

Monday, 8 June 2015

Life Peerage for New Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

Mr Terence James O’Neill has been granted the title of Baron O’Neill of Gatley, of Gatley in the County of Greater Manchester. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for New Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office

Mr James George Robert Bridges MBE has been granted the title of Baron Bridges of Headley, of Headley Heath in the County of Surrey. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for New Minister of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health

Mr David Gifford Leathes Prior has been granted the title of Baron Prior of Brampton, of Swannington in the County of Norfolk. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Knighthood for New Justice of the High Court

Her Majesty The Queen has conferred a knighthood upon Mr Justice Richard Andrew Snowden QC following his appointment as a Justice of the High Court.

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 James Brokenshire MP

New Deputy Lieutenant of Sutherland

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

Mrs Sheila Stewart

New Deputy Lieutenants of Renfrewshire

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

Mr Iain Findlay
Mr Kenneth Ross

Thursday, 4 June 2015

KCVO for Prince Harry

HRH Prince Henry of Wales was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as a member of the Royal Family.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Life Peerage for New Minister of State for Trade and Investment

The Rt Hon. Francis Anthony Aylmer Maude has been granted the title of Baron Maude of Horsham, of Shipley in the County of West Sussex. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Life Peerage for New Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

Mr Andrew James Dunlop has been granted the title of Baron Dunlop, of Helensburgh in the County of Dunbarton. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Knighthood for Eric Pickles MP

Her Majesty The Queen has conferred a knighthood upon The Rt Hon. Eric Pickles MP for his service to Parliament.

Life Peerage for New Pensions Minister

Ms Rosalind Miriam Altmann CBE has been granted the title of Baroness Altmann, of Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey. Under the Life Peerage Act 1958 and will sit in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

New Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London

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

Mr Kevin David McGrath DL

New Deputy Lieutenants of Inverness

Donald Cameron of Lochiel, Lord-Lieutenant of Inverness has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Inverness.

Mrs Jacqueline Forrest Wright
Mrs Fiona Jane Kelly

Thursday, 21 May 2015

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute

Patrick Loudon McIain Stewart MBE, Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute

Mr James Philip Holland Mellor DL

New Deputy Lieutenants of Argyll and Bute

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

Mr William Stewart Shaw
Baroness Miranda van Lynden

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 Astor of Hever DL
The Rt Hon. The Lord Bates
The Rt Hon. The Lord Feldman
The Rt Hon. The Lord Freud
Mr Robert Halfon MP
Mr Mark Harper MP
Mr Edward Llewellyn OBE MP
Ms Priti Patel MP
Ms Amber Rudd MP
Ms Anna Soubry MP
Mr John Whittingdale OBE MP
Mr Gavin Williamson MP
Mr Andrew Tyrie MP