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.

Latest News

18 July 2017 - The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise have now opened, inviting submissions from businesses across the UK by midday on Friday 1st September 2017.  The Lord-Lieutenant is keen to encourage enterprises in North Yorkshire to consider an application. More information can be found here.

17 June 2017 – The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 – There are 14 recipients of Honours from North Yorkshire in the List published on 17th June, which can be found here. Birthday Honours 2017 – NY.

2 June 2017 – Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) to 5 North Yorkshire charities and organisations. This is the largest number of QAVS ever received in the County; the award is the highest honour a group can achieve in the United Kingdom and is the charity equivalent of an MBE. Full details here.

Two North Yorkshire companies are winners of the prestigious 2017 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise; details can be found here.

New Year Honours: the 2017 North Yorkshire New Year Honours list can be found here.  Press information North Yorkshire can be found here and for Teesside here.

Passiondale: The Government has unveiled plans to mark the centenary of The Third Battle of Ypres.  More details here.

Photographs of various Remembrance Sunday services around the county can be found here.

Nominations for a 2018 QAVS may be made until midnight on Friday 15th September 2017further details here.

The 2015-2016 Annual Review for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall can be found here.  The Review explains Their Royal Highnesses’s role and work on behalf of the Nation.  The 2016 Review by the Earl & Countess of Wessex can be seen here.

There was a Thanksgiving Service to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday in Ripon Cathedral on Sunday 12th June 2016.  Over 700 people from North Yorkshire, including 71 who share their year of birth (1926) with the Queen, attended the Service. Photographs of this Service are available here.

Site updated: 18/07/2017


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.