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The role of Lord Lieutenant goes back to the 1540s when the first few were appointed by King Henry VIII as his personal representatives in a number of English counties. Today every county in the United Kingdom has a Lord Lieutenant to represent the British Monarch.
Men and women of all backgrounds are appointed to this role by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. The Lord Lieutenant carries out a wide variety of duties, working closely with voluntary services, benevolent organisations and local businesses across their 'Lieutenancy area' (i.e. county).
The main duties of the Lord-Lieutenant are to:
Invitations to members of the Royal Family should be sent to the Lord Lieutenant. They can also advise on how to contact the various Royal households.
The Rivergreen Centre
Johanna Ropner has been appointed Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire. She has replaced the late Barry Dodd CBE following his sad and untimely death in May 2018. You can contact the Lieutenancy Office by e-mail: [email protected] or telephone: (01609) 532705.
North Yorkshire County Council
Room 3 County Hall