Lord Lieutenant crest 2This site will inform and update you about how Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant and the North Yorkshire Lieutenancy can support and represent all residents of the County. In particular, we invite you to discover how the Lieutenancy can help you, acting as a conduit to the Royal Family, the National Honours system, giving recognition to voluntary service, faith groups and charitable organisations.

The Lieutenancy wishes to promote North Yorkshire, York and Teesside, its people, culture, diversity, heritage and history by serving its communities and encouraging engagement, voluntary service and benevolence across all groups and sectors, in business, industrial and social life.


 28th December, 2015

 I am sorry to hear about the severe flooding across Yorkshire and the devastating impact it is having on so many homes and businesses.  My thoughts are with everyone in Yorkshire that is affected at this time. 



HRH The Duke of York KG visited Tadcaster and York on Thursday 7th January and met many of those involved in emergency work in both places. Please click here for more information on the visit,

N.B. The Two Ridings Community Foundation have established two funds to assist people affected by the flood. Please click here for details of the City of York fund OR here for the North Yorkshire fund assisting Tadcaster and other North Yorkshire communities away from the City of York.

HRH The Duchess of Kent made a private visit to York and Tadcaster on Wednesday 6th January to meet local residents and business owners and to thank those who are assisting with the floods. Further information here.


The 2016 New Year’s Honours List for North Yorkshire can be found here.

Site updated: 29/01/2016


The post of Lord-Lieutenant of a county or major city is an honorary appointment made by the Monarch, whose origin dates back to King Henry VIII. A Lord-Lieutenant’s responsibilities are wide ranging, and to assist him in these he may appoint a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants, who come from all areas around North Yorkshire and Teesside.


From royal visits, presentations and awards, to establishing supportive links with local government, charities, the military and youth organisations, the Lord-Lieutenant and his team fulfil many roles. A principal purpose of the Lieutenancy is to facilitate the myriad ways by which the Monarch is kept aware of what is happening among her people.


A range of pictures and video clips of past events (organised by years) within the North Yorkshire Lieutenancy, such as Royal visits and work with the Armed Forces, Churches, uniformed youth organisations, Charities and local businesses which illustrate the variety of work undertaken by the Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and his team.

Click on the Galleries tab at the top of the page, then select the Year and Event.