Visits and events

The Lord-Lieutenant is responsible for organising formal royal visits within the county.  This involves proposing to members of the royal family organisations / charities to visit, making arrangements for the visit locally and receiving the member of the royal family on the day of the visit.  In this he is assisted by staff from the Democratic Services Department at Shire Hall.

Royal visits recently have included:

  • Charities such as: Allsorts Gloucestershire in Stroud and the Wild Place in South Gloucestershire
  • Companies such as: Abclift Egg Farm in Arlingham, Emma Willis Ltd in Gloucester, Turnbull and Asser in Quedgeley and Courtney and Co Button Makers in Bourton in the Water
  • Schools and public service organisations, including: Lydbrook Primary School, Bathurst Pool in Lydney, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital - Covid Vaccination Centre, Westonbirt National Arboretum, Post Office Delivery Office and Corinium Museum in Cirencester

Frequently royal visits are arranged to take place to celebrate a milestone anniversary or significant investment. Often they are designed to thank people, and especially volunteers, for the work they do in and for their community.

Getting a visit

If an organisation in which you are involved wishes to be considered for a royal visit please write in the first instance to the Lord-Lieutenant at least 9 months before an intended visit with:

  • Information about the organisation to be visited
  • The reason for a request at this time (e.g. opening a new building: anniversary)
  • A proposal of what the visit would comprise (e.g. whom they would meet and what they would do in a visit of 45/60 minutes)

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