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Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire

The Queen appoints a Lord-Lieutenant as her representative in each county. In Gloucestershire this is Dame Janet Trotter DBE who was appointed in October 2010. The role is non-political and unpaid.

Lord-Lieutenant: Dame Janet Trotter DBE

Vice Lord-Lieutenant: Robert Bernays

Clerk to the Lieutenancy: Peter Bungard.

The Lord-Lieutenant has a number of ceremonial roles. For example, she helps to make the arrangements and formally receive the Queen or other members of the Royal Family or heads of state when they visit the county. She may also be asked to act on behalf of the Queen, for example, in presenting awards and honours.

The Lord-Lieutenant maintains links with the armed forces and emergency services and is also the patron or president of a number of county charities. Much of her time, however, will be given to actively supporting the civic life of the county, working with local councils and agencies, the emergency services, schools, charities and the voluntary sector.

  • How can I arrange a royal visit?

    If you wish to invite a member of the royal family to an event taking place in Gloucestershire you should invite them at least six months in advance.

  • How can I nominate someone for an honour?

    The honours system recognises people of outstanding merit, and those who have committed themselves to service to the nation. It's been around for centuries, but it was a closed system for many years. Only since 1993 has everybody been free to nominate.

  • How can I apply for a wedding anniversary or birthday greeting from the Queen?

    The Queen sends congratulatory messages to those celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and every year thereafter and those celebrating their 60th, 65th and 70th wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter. You should apply for a message at least 3 weeks before the day.

  • Who gets invited to Royal garden parties?

    Three Royal Garden Parties are held at Buckingham Palace every year and about 8000 people attend each party. If you feel that someone in Gloucestershire has made a major contribution to life in the community, or has provided exceptional service in any other way, you could recommend that they are invited to this special event.

  • What is the role of the Lord-Lieutenant?

    Her Majesty The Queen appoints the Lord-Lieutenant for each County on the advice of the Prime Minister who consults widely in the County concerned. She is Her Majesty's representative and consequently it is her first and foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown.