Wednesday, 18 October 2017

New Member of the United Kingdom Privy Council

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

Mr Edward Young CVO

Sunday, 15 October 2017

GCVO for Outgoing Private Secretary to Her Majesty The Queen

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

Saturday, 7 October 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Greater London

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

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

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

New Privy Councillors of the United Kingdom

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

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

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of East Sussex

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

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

New Deputy Lieutenants of Glasgow

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

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

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale

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

Mr Gavin Marshall DL 

New Deputy Lieutenants of South Yorkshire

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

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

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

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

Monday, 4 September 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Bedfordshire

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

Mr Rodney John Calvert OBE
Mr Paul Maurice Fuller CBE QFSM

New Deputy Lieutenant of Sutherland

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

Ms Frances Elisabeth Gunn

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce third Pregnancy

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

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

New Deputy Lieutenants of Somerset

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

The Very Reverend Dr John Harverd Davies

New Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed

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

Mr James Wilfrid Poyer Lewis

King of Sweden Names Royal Baby

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

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

Saturday, 26 August 2017

MVO for Queen’s Equerry

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

Her Majesty The Queen Revokes Corrupt Servant’s MVO

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

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

New Deputy Lieutenant of Dyfed

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

Professor Elan Closs Stephens CBE

Her Majesty the Queen Revokes Honours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 25 August 2017

New Lord Lieutenant for West Lothian

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

Monday, 21 August 2017

New Deputy Lieutenant of County Armagh

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

Mrs Georgina Walsh

New Lord Lieutenant for Caithness

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

Thursday, 17 August 2017

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of City of Aberdeen

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

Mr Andrew McNab Lawtie OStJ DL

New Honorary Chaplain to The Queen

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

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Derbyshire

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

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

New Lord Lieutenant for Hertfordshire

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

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

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

Monday, 31 July 2017

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

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

RVM (Gold) for The Queen’s Stud Groom

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

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire

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

Mr Richard Symond Gyles Barnwell DL

Thursday, 20 July 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Essex

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

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

Queen Appoints Two New Extra Ladies in Waiting

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

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

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

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

Life Peerage for Scottish MEP

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

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

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

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

New Deputy Lieutenants of Kent

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

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

King of Spain Honours British Royals

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

New Member of the United Kingdom Privy Council

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

Mr Ian Blackford MP

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Northamptonshire

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

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

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The King of Spain made Knight of the Garter

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

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

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

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

New Deputy Lieutenants of County Armagh

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

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

Friday, 7 July 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Isle of Wight

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

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

New Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire

The Rt Hon. the Lord Shuttleworth KG KCVO, Lord-Lieutenant of the Lancashire has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

Mr Stephen Finnigan CBE QPM

New Lord Lieutenant for Merseyside

Mr Mark Blundell DL has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Merseyside succeeding Dame Lorna Muirhead DCVO DBE who retires on 13 September 2017.

CVO for Former Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

Dr Simon Case, has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands

John Crabtree OBE, Lord-Lieutenant for West Midlands has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands.

Ms Beverly Lindsay OBE OD DL

Saturday, 1 July 2017

New Deputy Lieutenant of County Borough of Belfast

Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle CBE, Lord-Lieutenant of County Borough of Belfast has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of County Borough of Belfast.

Dr Mark Christopher Sheridan

New Deputy Lieutenant of Dumfries

Fiona Armstrong, Lord-Lieutenant of the Dumfries has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Dumfries.

Mr John Harris Hammond MBE

Life Peerage for Former Head of the Prime Minister’s Appointments Unit

Her Majesty The Queen has granted Ms Laura Lee Wyld the title of Baroness Wyld, of Gosforth in the City of Newcastle for the duration of her life under the Life Peerage Act of 1958.

Ms Wyld was nominated for a Life Peerage by The Rt Hon. David Cameron in his Prime Minister’s Resignation Honours in 2016. It was noted then that Ms Wyld would not be granted her Peerage until the end of the Parliamentary session 2016/17. Baroness Wyld will sit in the House of Lords on behalf of the Conservative Party.

New Deputy Lieutenants of West Yorkshire

Dame Ingrid Mary Roscoe DCVO, Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of West Yorkshire.

Mr Christopher John Brown
Major Ian Michael Stoney TD
Mr David Robin Alexander Wright

New Deputy Lieutenants of West Midlands

John Crabtree OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of West Midlands.

Dr Nasir Awan MBE
Mr Gurpreet Bhatia
Professor Helen Higson OBE
Mr Sukhjinder Singh Khera
Mr Leslie Ratcliffe MBE TD
Mr Edward Jonathan Turpie MBE
Mr Nicholas John Venning
Mr Thomas Philip Westley
Mr John Franklin Wood

Monday, 26 June 2017

New Member of the United Kingdom Privy Council

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

Sir Keir Starmer KCB QC MP

Saturday, 24 June 2017

New Lord Lieutenant for Essex

Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Essex succeeding Lord Petre KCVO who retires on 4 August 2017.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Civilian Gallantry List for June 2017

Mr Dominic Troulan QGM has awarded the George Cross (GC) for saving lives in the Westgate shopping mall attack in Kenya on the 21st September 2013.

The George Medal (GM) has been awarded to the following people:

Mr Bernard Kenny for his assistance to Jo Cox MP on the 16th June 2016
PC Keith Palmer (posthumously) for confronting an armed terrorist to protect others and Parliament on the 22nd March 2017

The Queen’s Gallantry Medal (QGM) has been awarded to the following people:

Mr Ian Bugler for attempting to save a trap woman in a cave on the 2nd November 2013
PC Craig Nicholls for arresting the murderer of Jo Cox MP on the 16th June 2016
PC Jonathan Wright for arresting the murderer of Jo Cox MP on the 16th June 2016

Queen’s Commendation for Bravery has been awarded to the following people:

Mr Spencer Bell (posthumously) for attempting to save a life on the 30th January 2014
Mr Chris Norman for subduing an the armed man in the Thalys train attack on the 21st August 2015
Mr Allen Pembroke for aiding victims of the Port El Kantaoui attack on the 26th June 2015
Mr Paul Short for aiding victims of the Port El Kantaoui attack on the 26th June 2015

RVM for Queen’s Hairdresser in Scotland

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mrs Lynn Frances Murray has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) for her service as Her Majesty the Queen’s Hairdresser in Scotland.

MVO for Senior Page of the Chambers

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mr Philip Rhodes has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as the Senior Page of the Chambers.

MVO for Royal Bodyguard

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Inspector William Benedict Renshaw has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service to Royalty Protection.

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

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mr Antony Kevin Rabey RVM has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as the Butler to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

MVO for the Private Secretary to The Duchess of Cambridge

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mrs Rebecca Anne Priestley has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as the Private Secretary to The Duchess of Cambridge.

MVO for Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Tweeddale

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017Miss Kathleen Craig Mason has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as the Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Tweeddale.

MVO for Former Head Coachman

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mr Mark Geoffrey Hargeaves has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service as the Head Coachman within the Royal Mews.

MVO for Royal Bodyguard

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Sergeant Arthur James Harington Clyne has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for his service to Royalty Protection.

MVO for Programme Co-ordinator to Princess Alexandra of Kent

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mrs Janet Byrne has been appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for her service as the Programme Co-ordinator to the Household of Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy.

LVO for the Deputy Communications Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mrs Tosanbanmi Efua Eva Williams has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service as the Deputy Communications Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

LVO for the Former Lieutenant of The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Brigadier David James Innes OBE has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as the Lieutenant of The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard.

LVO for the Keeper of the Archives and Secretary to the Household of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mr David Simon Hutson MVO has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as the Keeper of the Archives and Secretary to the Household of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

LVO for Comptroller of The Duke and Duchess of Kent’s Household

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Miss Antigoni Christodoulou MVO has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for her service as the Comptroller of The Duke and Duchess of Kent’s Household.

CVO for Former Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mr Paul Chandrasekharan Sabapathy CBE, has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands.

CVO for Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mrs Clare Nancy Russell, has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for her service as Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire.

CVO for Lord-Lieutenant of Angus

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mrs Georgiana Louise Osborne, has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for her service as Lord-Lieutenant of Angus.

CVO for Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mr Mark Murray Leishman LVO, has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

CVO for Lord-Lieutenant of Caithness

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Miss Margaret Annie Geddes Dunnett, has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for her service as Lord-Lieutenant of Caithness.

CVO for Former Lady in Waiting to The Princess Royal

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Miss Victoria Lindsay Legge-Bourke LVO, has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for her service as Lady in Waiting to The Princess Royal.

CVO for Clerk of the Royal Cellars

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Mr Simon George Francis Graham Berry, has been appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Clerk of the Royal Cellars.

KCVO for Lord Lieutenant of Rutland

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Dr Laurence Howard OBE JP has been appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) for his service as Lord Lieutenant of Rutland.

DCVO for Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Dr Ingrid Mary Roscoe, has been appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) for her service as Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.

DCVO for Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017 Jennifer Ann, Lady Gretton, has been appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) for her service as Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire.

Nine New Companions of Honour

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

Sir Terence Orby Conran for services to Design

Sir Mark Philip Elder CBE for services to Music

Dame Beryl Elizabeth Grey DBE for services to Dance

Sir James Paul McCartney MBE for services to Music

The Rt Hon. The Baron Stern of Brentford FRS FBA for services to Economics, International Relations and Tackling Climate Change

Ms Joanne Kathleen Rowling OBE for services to Literature and Philanthropy

Dame Vera Stephanie Shirley DBE for services to the IT Industry and Philanthropy

Mrs Delia Ann Smith CBE for services to Cookery

Sir John Edward Sulston FRS for services to Science and Society

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

The Queen’s Birthday honours list 2017 has been announced honouring more than a thousand people across the commonwealth realms. Including well known people such as

Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)

Sir Terence Conran
Sir Paul McCartney MBE
Ms JK Rowling OBE
Mrs Delia Smith CBE

Knight Bachelor (Sir)

Mr George Benjamin CBE
Mr Billy Connolly CBE
Mr Malcolm Walker CBE

Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE)

Ms Sarah Connolly CBE
Ms Olivia de Havilland
Ms Julie Walters CBE
Ms June Whitfield CBE

Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Mr Raymond Briggs
Mr Andy McNab DCM MM
Ms June Spencer

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Mr Rory Best
Ms Patricia Hodge
Mrs Gloria Hunniford
Ms Natasha Kaplinsky
Ms Sarah Lancashire
Mrs Judy Murray
Ms Erin O'Connor
Ms Heather Stanning MBE
Mr David Walliams

Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mr John Conteh
Mr Steven Davis
Mr George "Johnny" Johnson DFM
Miss Emeli Sande
Ms Sandie Shaw
Mr Ed Sheeran

Friday, 16 June 2017

State Opening of Parliament 2017

The State Opening of Parliament for the 2017/18 session Parliament will take place on 21st June 2017.

New Honorary Nurse of the Army Reserve to The Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Acting Brigadier D. J. McArthur OBE TD VR Honorary Nurse of the Army Reserve to her Royal Household.

New Honorary Veterinary Surgeon to The Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Colonel N. C. Smith Honorary Veterinary Surgeon to her household in succession to Colonel D. A. MacDonald.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Western Isles

Donald Martin, Lord-Lieutenant for Western Isles has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Western Isles.

Mrs Elizabeth McAtear DL

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

New Assistant Private Secretary to The Duke of York

His Royal Highness The Duke of York has appointed Miss Letitia Debenham to the position of Assistant Private Secretary within His Royal Highness’s Household.

Friday, 19 May 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Tyne and Wear

Susan Winfield OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Tyne and Wear.

Mr Jeffrey Allen Brown
Ms Deborah Jenkins MBE
Mr John Dennis Mowbray OBE
Squadron Leader H. John E. Robinson RAFVR(T)
Mrs Ruth Thompson OBE

Thursday, 18 May 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Lincolnshire

Toby Dennis, Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Lincolnshire.

Mr Alexander Easton Baxter
Ms Annabel Louise Ward
Mr William Scrimshaw Webb

Friday, 12 May 2017

MVO for Queen’s Gurkha Officer

Captain (QGO) Ganeshkumar Tamang 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.

MVO for Queen’s Gurkha Officer

Captain (QGO) Lalitbahadur 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 Deputy Lieutenants of Staffordshire

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

Mrs Julie Arkle
Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Bell QVRM TD
His Honour Judge Paul Glenn
The Earl of Harrowby
Mr Charles Hawley
Dame Asha Khemka DBE
Mr Ben Robinson BEM
Admiral Sir Trevor Soar KCB OBE
Mr Elliott Sharrard-Williams
Mrs Joan Walley-Ostrowski

GCMG for the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea

The Queen has appointed His Excellency the Honourable Robert Dadae 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 Papua New Guinea.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Gwynedd

Edmund Seymour Bailey CStJ, Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Gwynedd.

Mr John Robert Jones
Mrs Janet Phillips
Dr Peter Harlech Jones

New Honorary Chaplain to The Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed The Reverend (Group Captain) J. R. Ellis Honorary Chaplain to her Household.

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk

Alan Simpson OBE, Lord-Lieutenant for Stirling and Falkirk has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk.

Mrs Patricia Anne Greenhill OBE DL

Monday, 8 May 2017

The Sunday Times Rich List 2017

Yesterday 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 2017.

  1. The Duke of Westminster and The Grosvenor Family £9520m
  2. Sir James Dyson and Family £7800m
  3. Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay £7200m
  4. Earl Cadogan and Family £6500m
  5. Sir Richard Branson and Family £4865m
  6. Alejandro Santo Domingo and Lady Charlotte Wellesley £3862m
  7. Baroness Howard de Walden and Family £3730m
  8. Lord Bamford and Family £3300m
  9. Sir Henry Keswick and Family £3260m
  10. Sir Anwar Pervez and Family £2950m
  11. Sir Philip and Lady Green £2787m
  12. Sir Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman £2629m
  13. Viscount Portman and Family £2003m
  14. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Family £1950m
  15. Douglas and Dame Mary Perkins and Family £1600m
  16. Sir Ian Wood and Family £1600m
  17. Robert Miller and Princess Marie-Chantal £1580m
  18. Lady Ballyedmond and Family £1420m
  19. Lord Ashcroft £1350m
  20. Sir Michael Hintze £1280m
  21. Lord Sugar £1250m
  22. Lord Grantchester and The Moores Family £1202m
  23. Sir Cameron Mackintosh £1180m
  24. Sir Terry Matthews £1170m
  25. Lord Kirkham and Family £1150m
  26. Lord Edmiston £1020m
  27. Sir Charles Dunstone £946m
  28. Viscount Rothermere and Family £930m
  29. Sir Brian Souter and Ann Gloag £920m
  30. Sir Roger and Peter de Haan £895m
  31. The Earl of Iveagh and The Guinness Family 890m
  32. The Duke of Devonshire £880m
  33. Sir Chris Hohn £820m
  34. Sir Donald Gordon and Family £800m
  35. Lord Laidlaw £795m
  36. Sir Paul McMcartney and Nancy Chevell £780m
  37. Prince Jonathan and Princess Gesine Doria Pamphilj £750m
  38. Lord Lloyd-Webber £740m
  39. Sir David McMurtry £738m
  40. Lord Rothschild £735m
  41. Lord Vestey and Family £727m
  42. The Duke of Bedford £707m
  43. Sir Peter Wood £693m
  44. Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild £675m
  45. Lord Paul and Family £660m
  46. Sir Peter Rigby £600m
  47. The Duke of Sutherland £580m
  48. Sir Tom Hunter £576m
  49. Sir David Samworth and Family £575m
  50. Lord Alliance and Family £560m
  51. Lord Sainsbury of Turville and Family £560m
  52. Sir Jack Petchey £550m
  53. Sir Paul Marshall and Ian Wace £505m
  54. Sir David and Lady Tang and Family £500m
  55. Sir Martin Sorrell £495m
  56. Sir Ronald Hobson £470m
  57. Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones £467m
  58. Sir Donald Gosling £421m
  59. The Duke of Northumberland £370m
  60. Her Majesty The Queen £360m
  61. Sir Michael and Dermot Smurfit and Family £359m
  62. Sir Martyn Arbib and Family £350m
  63. Sir Peter Ogden £350m
  64. Lord Palumbo of Southwark £350m
  65. Dame Margaret and Helen Barbour and Family £345m
  66. Sir Rocco Forte and Olga and Family £340m
  67. The Marquess of Salisbury £335m
  68. Lord and Apurv Bagri £334m
  69. Sir John and Peter Beckwith £302m
  70. Sir Harry Djanogly and Family £300m
  71. Lord Heseltine and Family £300m
  72. Sir Paul Ruddock £300m
  73. Sir Elton John £290m
  74. Zac and Lady Annabel Goldsmith and Family £282m
  75. Sir Paul and Lady Smith £272m
  76. Sir Michael Bibby and Family £270m
  77. Sir Angus Grossart and Family £270m
  78. Lord Iliffe and Family £270m
  79. Lord Haughey and Family £265m
  80. Sir Mick Jagger £250m
  81. Sir Stanley and Peter Thomas £240m
  82. Viscount Cowdray and the Pearson Family £238m
  83. Sir Michael Marshall and Family £230m
  84. Sir John Ritblat and Family £224m
  85. Viscount Astor and Family £223m
  86. Sir Ronald Cohen and Sharon Harel £220m
  87. Lord Alli £218m
  88. Sir Richard Sutton and Family £216m
  89. The Marquess of Bath £215m
  90. The Duke of Buccleuch and Family £213m
  91. Sir Philip Hulme £210m
  92. The Duke of Richmond and Gordon and Family £210m
  93. Sir Colin Giltrap £205m
  94. Sir Peter Harrison and Family £205m
  95. Sir Chris Evans £200m
  96. Lord Glendonbrook £200m
  97. The Duke of Marlborough £188m
  98. Sir Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe Bt and Family £178m
  99. Sir Peter Vardy and Family £177m
  100. Sir Philip Naylor-Leyland Bt £176m
  101. Lord Foster of Thames Bank £170m
  102. Sir Rod Stewart £170m
  103. Sir John Mactaggart and Family £165m
  104. Lord Verjee £165m
  105. Sir Martin Laing and Family £162m
  106. Lord Fink £160m
  107. Sir Tom Jones £160m
  108. Sir Keith Mills £160m
  109. Sir Jonathan Ive £157m
  110. Sir Robert Ogden £154m
  111. Sir Tim Rice £152m
  112. The Duke of Beaufort £150m
  113. Sir Peter Michael £150m
  114. Sir David Murray and Family £150m
  115. Sir Clive Cowdery £147m
  116. The Earl of Pembroke £147m
  117. Lord Archer £146m
  118. Lord and Charles Saatchi £145m
  119. Sir Henry Angest £141m
  120. Lord Farmer £140m
  121. The Duke of Rutland £140m
  122. Sir Mike Uren £140m
  123. Sir Rod Aldridge £135m
  124. Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith and Family £135m
  125. Sir Anish Kapoor £134m
  126. Sir John Campbell and Family £128m
  127. Sir Alan Parker £128m
  128. Sir Tom Farmer £127m
  129. Sir Damon Buffini £126m
  130. The Marquess of Bute £126m
  131. Sir George Meyrick £126m
  132. The Duke of Roxburghe £125m
  133. Earl Spencer £125m
  134. Lord Dulverton £120m
  135. The Earl of Rosebery £120m
  136. The Earl of Stockton and the Macmillian Family £120m
  137. Lord Lupton £118m
  138. Lord Harris and Family £110m
  139. The Marquess of Northampton £110m
  140. Sir Simon Robertson £110m
  141. Sir Ray Tindle £110m
  142. Sir Andy Murray £77m

Thursday, 4 May 2017

New Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Reverend John Witheridge to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty within the Royal Ecclesiastical Household in succession to the Reverend Canon Christopher Andrews.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

New Privy Councillors of the United Kingdom

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

Mr Gavin Laurence Barwell MP
Mr Melvyn John Stride MP

New Extra Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Reverend Alastair Symington to be an Extra Chaplain to Her Majesty within the Royal Ecclesiastical Household in Scotland.

New Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Reverend George Cowie to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty within the Royal Ecclesiastical Household in Scotland, in succession to the Reverend Alastair Symington.

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.

Sir Gary Robert Hickinbottom

New Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Venerable Elizabeth Adekunle to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty within the Royal Ecclesiastical Household.

New Deputy Priest in Ordinary to The Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Reverend Prebendary Jonathan Osborne to be a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to Her Majesty within the Royal Ecclesiastical Household.

The Queen’s Birthday 2018

Buckingham Palace has announced The Queen’s Official Birthday in 2018 will be on Saturday the 9th of June 2018.

Friday, 21 April 2017

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland

Dr Monica Main, Lord-Lieutenant for Sutherland has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland.

Lieutenant-Colonel Colin Edward Gilmour MBE DL

New Deputy Lieutenants of County Durham

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

Mrs Andrea Hayley Flynn
Mrs Susan Robertson
Mr Michael Barton QPM

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Air Vice-Marshal Lord BeaverBrook Aide-de-Camp to her household.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

New Deputy Lieutenant of Renfrewshire

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

Ms Fiona Maxwell

Monday, 3 April 2017

Royal Tours of 2017

Here are the upcoming royal tours abroad for members of the British Royal family for the months of April and May. These are all the overseas tours announced as of the 2nd April.

3rd April 2017 - 4th / 5th April 2017

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will visit the Republic of Ghana.

5th April 2017 – 7th April 2017

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will visit the Republic of Sierra Leone

7th April 2017 – 9th April 2017

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester in her role as Honorary President of the Lawn Tennis Association will attend the Davis Cup in Rouen, France.

2nd May 2017

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex in her role as Royal Colonel of the 5th Battalion of The Rifles will visit them while they are deployed in Estonia as part of a Nato mission.

11th May 2017

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will take part in the commemorations of the Treaty of London in Luxembourg.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

New Exon of the Queen’s Body Guard

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Colonel Jonathan Schute to be Exon of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard following the promotion of Major Christopher Cox to the position of Ensign of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard.

New Ensign of the Queen’s Body Guard

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Major Christopher Cox to be Ensign of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard following the promotion of Major Henry Robertson to the position of Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard.

New Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant of the Queen’s Body Guard

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Major Henry Robertson to be Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard following the promotion of Colonel Michael Kingscote to the position of Lieutenant of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard.

New Lieutenant of the Queen’s Body Guard

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Colonel Michael Kingscote to be Lieutenant of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard following the retirement of Brigadier David Innes OBE.

New Deputy Lieutenants of Gloucestershire

Dame Janet Trotter DBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Gloucestershire.

Ms Eve Jardine-Young
Mr Mark Hurrell
Ms Vivienne Hargreaves
Mr Roger Ernest Deeks
Mr Oliver Christie

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

New Privy Councillors of the United Kingdom

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

Mr Tobias Ellwood MP
Mr Ben Wallace MP

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown

Mr John Alexander Ross CBE, Lord-Lieutenant for Wigtown has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown.

The Rt Hon. The Earl of Stair DL

Monday, 20 March 2017

High Sheriffs of England and Wales for 2017/18

The following people have been appointed High Sheriff for the Counties of England and Wales for 2017/2018 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
2017/2018: Mr Vinod Bhagwandas Tailor

For the Royal County of Berkshire
2017/2018: Mrs Sarah Patricia Scrope

For the County of Buckinghamshire
2017/2018: Mr Peter Bhupatsing Kara

For the County of Cambridgeshire
2017/2018: Mr Richard Francis Antony Pemberton

For the County of Cheshire
2017/2018: Mrs Sarah Alexandra Mary Callander Beckett

For the City of Bristol
2017/2018: Mr Anthony Roger Ernest Brown

For the County of Cumbria
2017/2018: Mr Alistair George Milne Wannop

For the County of Derbyshire
2017/2018: Mrs Anne Hazel Hall

For the County of Devon
2017/2018: Mrs Heleen Vanda Mary Willson Lindsay-Fynn

For the County of Dorset
2017/2018: Mr Simon John Young MC

For the County of Durham
2017/2018: Mrs Caroline Patricia Peacock

For the County of East Riding of Yorkshire
2017/2018: Mrs Gillian Elizabeth Drewry

For the County of East Sussex
2017/2018: Mrs Maureen Jane Chowen

For the County of Essex
2017/2018: Mr Simon Andrew Dalton Hall MBE

For the County of Gloucestershire
2017/2018: Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew James Tabor

For Greater London
2017/2018: Mr William James Furber

For the County of Hampshire
2017/2018: The Honourable Mrs Mary Rachel Montagu-Scott

For the County of Herefordshire
2017/2018: The Reverend Lady Lisvane

For the County of Hertfordshire
2017/2018: Mr William Arthur Hobhouse

For the County of Isle of Wight
2017/2018: Mr Benedict Malcolm Anthony Sebastian Rouse

For the County of Kent
2017/2018: Mr George Elphinstone Jessel

For the County of Leicestershire
2017/2018: Mr Timothy Paul Maxted

For the County of Lincolnshire
2017/2018: Mr Andrew Simon Clark

For the County of Norfolk
2017/2018: Mr Alfred James Stephen Bagge

For the County of Northamptonshire
2017/2018: Mr Rupert Patrick Fordham

For the County of Northumberland
2017/2018: Mr John Robert Dickinson

For the County of North Yorkshire
2017/2018: Mr Simon Murrough Wrightson

For the County of Nottinghamshire
2017/2018: Colonel David Rupert Sneath TD

For the County of Oxfordshire
2017/2018: Miss Jane Elizabeth Cranston

For the County of Rutland
2017/2018: Mr Craig Lancelot Mitchell

For the County of Shropshire
2017/2018: Mr Charles Edward Lillis

For the County of Somerset
2017/2018: Mr Richard Saladin Hickmet

For the County of South Yorkshire
2017/2018: Mr Stephen Ingram

For the County of Staffordshire
2017/2018: Mr Humphrey David Sneyd Scott-Moncrieff

For the County of Suffolk
2017/2018: Mr Geoffrey Thomas Carwardine Probert

For the County of Surrey
2017/2018: Mr Robert Stewart Napier CBE

For the County of Tyne and Wear
2017/2018: Lieutenant General Robin Vaughan Brims (Rtd) CB CBE DSO

For the County of Warwickshire
2017/2018: Mr Mark Edward Trehearne Davies

For the County of West Midlands
2017/2018: Mr John Lewis Hudson OBE

For the County of West Sussex
2017/2018: The Lady Emma Lavinia Barnard

For the County of West Yorkshire
2017/2018: Dr Terence George Bramall CBE

For the County of Wiltshire
2017/2018: The Lady Marland

For the County of Worcestershire
2017/2018: Mr Stephen Alexander Betts


Wales

For the County of Clwyd
2017/2018: Mrs Charlotte Henrietta Gaylyn Howard

For the County of Dyfed
2017/2018: Mrs Susan Carol Balsom

For the County of Gwent
2017/2018: Mr John Kevin Lynn Thomas

For the County of Gwynedd
2017/2018: Professor Sian Hope OBE

For the County of Mid Glamorgan
2017/2018: Mr David John Davies

For the County of Powys
2017/2018: Mrs Susan Elizabeth Thompson

For the County of South Glamorgan
2017/2018: Mr Gilbert Campbell Lloyd

For the County of West Glamorgan
2017/2018: Mrs Roberta Louise Fleet

High Sheriff for 2017/18 in the Duchy of Cornwall

The Prince of Wales in his position as Duke of Cornwall has appointed the following High Sheriff within the Duchy of Cornwall.

Duchy of Cornwall

For the County of Cornwall
2017/2018: Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Coryton

High Sheriffs for 2017/18 in the Duchy of Lancaster

Her Majesty the Queen acting in her capacity as Duke of Lancaster has appointed the following people to the position of High Sheriff within the Duchy of Lancaster.

Duchy of Lancaster
For the County of Lancashire
2017/2018: Mr Robert Mitchel Webb JP DL

For the County of Greater Manchester
2017/2018: Mr Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL

For the County of Merseyside
2017/2018: Mr Stephen Burrows DL

Spain – United Kingdom State Visit

Her Majesty the Queen will host a state visit by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain from 6th to 8th June 2017. The King and Queen of Spain will stay at Buckingham Palace. The visits itinerary is expected at a future date.

New Lieutenant Governor of Jersey

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB LLD(Hon) DSc(Hon) BSc FRAeS CCMI to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Jersey in succession to General Sir John Chalmers McColl KCB CBE DSO whose term in office has ended.

The Lieutenant Governor is the monarch’s personal representative within the Bailiwick of Jersey and serves for a term of five years.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

New Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester

Warren J. Smith, Lord-Lieutenant of the Greater Manchester has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.

Mr Mark Adlestone OBE

Friday, 17 March 2017

New Chief Yeoman Warder of the Tower of London

Yeoman Gaoler Christopher Morton has been appointed to the position of Chief Yeoman Warder to the Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London. The Yeoman Gaoler succeeds CYW Alan Kingshott MVO who has retired from the Tower.

Christopher Morton entered service as a Yeoman Warder in 1998 and was elevated to Yeoman Serjeant in 2003 then went on to become the Yeoman Gaoler in 2012.

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

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

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Group Captain D. C. Tait MBE Aide-de-Camp to her household.

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Colonel M. B. Murdoch MBE Aide-de-Camp to her household in succession to Colonel M. R. Wills MBE.

New Aide-de-Camp to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Colonel C. J. Francis MBE Aide-de-Camp to her household in succession to Colonel D. N. Corrie MBE.

New Lord Lieutenant for Bristol

Mrs Peaches Golding OBE has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Bristol succeeding Mrs Alice Mary Prior CVO MBE who retires on 22 April 2017.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

New Lord Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire

Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire succeeding Sir Hugh Duberly KCVO CBE who retires on 4 April 2017.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Bedfordshire

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

Mrs Susan Jane Lousada
Professor Gurch Randhawa
Dr Elisabeth Slack

New Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside

Dame Lorna EF Muirhead DCVO DBE, Lord-Lieutenant of the Merseyside has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside.

Professor Sir Jonathan Michael Murphy QPM

Friday, 24 February 2017

New Honorary Chaplain to The Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Reverend C. M. Langston Honorary Chaplain to her household in succession to The Reverend Father I. A. Evans.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

New Deputy Lieutenants of Surrey

Mr Michael More-Molyneux, Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey has commissioned the following people to become Deputy Lieutenants of Surrey.

Mr John Anthony Victor Townsend
Mr Max Lu
Mr Timothy Wates

Honorary CVO for Architect of Poundbury

Professor Leon Krier, has been appointed an Honorary Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his service as Architect of Poundbury.

The town of Poundbury is an urban development built on Duchy of Cornwall land under guiding principles set out by the Prince of Wales.

New Deputy Lieutenant of Inverness

Mr Donald Cameron of Lochiel, Lord-Lieutenant of the Inverness has commissioned the following person to become a Deputy Lieutenant of Inverness.

Mr Ian Peter Macdonald

Sunday, 12 February 2017

New Lord Lieutenant for Stirling and Falkirk

Mr Alan Simpson OBE DL MA(Oxon) DUniv has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for Stirling and Falkirk succeeding Mrs Marjory McLachlan who retires on 15 February 2017.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

New Equerry to the Duke of York

His Royal Highness The Duke of York has appointed Captain Edward Monckton to be his Equerry succeeding Lieutenant Jack Cooper RN.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

New Vice Lord Lieutenant of Nairn

Mr Ewen John Brodie of Lethen CVO, Lord-Lieutenant for Nairn has appointed the following person to the position of Vice Lord Lieutenant of Nairn.

Mr George Russell Archer DL

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

LVO for the Queen's Page of the Chambers

Mr Raymond Wheaton MVO RVM has been appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) for his service as the Queen's Page of the Chambers.

Friday, 13 January 2017

New Chaplains to Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Reverend Canon Dr Mark Pryce and Reverend Canon Dr Georgina Byrne to be Chaplains to Her Majesty within the Royal Ecclesiastical Household in succession to the Reverend Canon George Moffat and the Reverend Canon Gillian Calver.

New Honorary Surgeon to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Group Captain I. D. Sargeant OBE to be an Honorary Surgeon to her Royal Household.

New Honorary Dental Surgeon to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen appointed Air Commodore M. Byford to be an Honorary Dental Surgeon to her Royal Household.

The Rt Hon. The Earl of Snowdon GCVO (7 March 1930 – 13 January 2017)

The Rt Hon. The Earl of Snowdon the former husband of Her Majesty the Queen’s Sister Princess Margaret has passed away today at the age of 86 a family spokesperson has just announced.

His only legitimate son David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley will succeed him as the 2nd Earl of Snowdon. David’s only son Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones will now use the courtesy title of Viscount Linley. Charles’s sister will be now known as Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones.

My Condolences and thoughts are with Lord Snowdon's family at this terrible time.

Friday, 6 January 2017

New Lord Lieutenant for the West Midlands

Mr John Crabtree OBE DL has been appointed by the Queen to become Lord Lieutenant for the West Midlands succeeding Mr Paul Sabapathy CBE who resigned in September 2015.

High Sheriffs of Northern Ireland for 2017/2018

The following people have been appointed High Sheriff for the Counties of Northern Ireland for 2017/2018.


Northern Ireland

For County Antrim
2017/2018: Ms Miranda Tisdale DL

For County Armagh
2017/2018: Mr Godfrey William McCartney

For County Down
2017/2018: Mr Henry John Stewart Catherwood

For County Fermanagh
2017/2018: Mr Selwyn Johnston BEM

For County Londonderry
2017/2018: Mrs Jean Thompson Caulfield MBE

For County Tyrone
2017/2018: Mrs Jennifer Hawkes

For County Borough of Belfast
2017/2018: Alderman Thomas Robert Haire

For County Borough of Londonderry
2017/2018: Mrs Mary Teresa Bradley

The Queen Revokes Former Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands Knighthood

Her Majesty The Queen has signed Letters Patent to cancel and annul the Knight Bachelor awarded to Mr Allan Kemakeza on the 16 June 2001, for services to policing and politics.

Mr Allan Kemakeza served as Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands from the 17 December 2001 to the 20 April 2006.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

New Honorary Physician to the Queen

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Major General Martin Charles Marshall Bricknell OStJ to be an Honorary Physician to her Royal Household in succession to Brigadier K. C. Beaton OBE.