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 – Site updated: 06/11/2018

6th November 2018 – Mrs Johanna Ropner was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire

11 October 2018 – A list of locations where the Lieutenancy will be present to lay wreaths for Remembrance day can be found here

10 June 2018 – Nineteen people from North Yorkshire have been honoured in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours list published yesterday, click here to see the list Queen’s Birthday Honours NY June 2018.  The full national list can be found here.

1 June 2018  – As has been widely reported in the media, regretfully it has now been confirmed that The Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Barry Dodd CBE, was killed as a result of an air accident on Wednesday 30 May. A photobook tribute can be found here.

02 June 2018 – Five North Yorkshire charities recognised with the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service (QAVS)2018 QAVS Press Release 02 June 2018.

23 April 2018 – Congratulations to the seven groups from North Yorkshire who are recipients of the Duke of York’s Community Initiative, who received their awards from the Duke at a ceremony at Sheffield Cathedral on 24th April – more detail here.

21 April 2018 – Four companies from North Yorkshire have won The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. These are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then 7,114 UK companies have achieved a Queen’s Award.  Our winners this year are: Cast Iron Radiators Ltd and Dale Power Solutions Ltd both from Scarborough, Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd from Filey and Trio Healthcare Ltd from Skipton.

13 March 2018 – Descendants of those who fought at the Battle of Amiens are invited to apply for tickets to an event at Amiens Cathedral, France to commemorate the centenary of the battle that saw one of the greatest advances of the First World War, DCM Secretary of State, Matt Hancock, has announced.  Details can be found here.

20 April 2018 – The Lord-Lieutenant presented British Empire Medals (BEMs) to 2 North Yorkshire Residents in a ceremony at Busby Hall – picture here.

3 March 2018 – Royal couple invite 1,200 to wedding.  You may have seen reports in the media that Prince Harry and Megan Markle are to invite 1,200 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle for their wedding day, to see them and their guests arrive at St George’s Chapel.  The Lord-Lieutenant has put forward a number of deserving people from North Yorkshire – no ballot is involved, so please do not apply.

30 December 2017 – New Year Honours: the 2018 North Yorkshire New Year Honours list can be found here.  Press information for North Yorkshire can be found here and for Teesside here.  The full national list can be found here.

21 December 2017 – The Lord-Lieutenant has appointed 4 new Deputy Lieutenant’s to serve in North Yorkshire. They are Mrs Heather Hancock LVO DL, Captain Stephen Upright RN Retd. DL, Mr Trevor Watson JP DL and Mrs Clare Wood JP DL.  A copy of the Press Release giving further details, can be found here: Appointment of DLs 21122017.

29 September 2017 – The Lord-Lieutenant presented British Empire Medals (BEMs) to 5 North Yorkshire Residents. More information here.

12 September 2017 – The Lord-Lieutenant presented our 5 QAVS winners with their awards at a ceremony at Ganton Hall. More information can be found here.

7 September 2017 – The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Submissions from businesses for the 2018 Award closed on 1 September 2017.  However, the Lord-Lieutenant is keen to encourage enterprises in North Yorkshire to consider an application now for the following year. 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.

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


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.