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: 16/10/2019

16 October 2019 – Six North Yorkshire residents were yesterday presented with their honours by the Lord-Lieutenant on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, one MBE and five BEMs. C. Cllr. Jim Clarke, Chairman of North Yorkshire County Council, also attended the ceremony.

8 October 2019 – The Lord-Lieutenant presented the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service (QAVS) to 6 North Yorkshire groups and charities this evening.  The QAVS is the highest award available in the UK, equating to a MBE award for a charity!  Pictures of the presentation and reception can be viewed here and a Press Release here.

20 August 2019 – North Yorkshire Community Awards nominees announced.  A total of 55 nominations from 41 groups and individuals have been made for the awards, which honour volunteers who make a difference in their community. From the nominations, 15 have been shortlisted – further information here.

19 July 2019 – The Princess Royal today visited Redcar and Saltburn. A report on the visit can be found here.

12 July 2019 – The Duke of York yesterday visited The Great Yorkshire Show.  More detail can be found here.

1 July 2019 – Mrs Clare Wood DL represented HM The Queen at the Scarborough’s 11th Armed Forces Day on 29th June. Photos can be found here.

8th June 2019 – Twenty two individuals from North Yorkshire, York and Teesside have been honoured in HM The Queen’s Birthday honours.  Details can be found here.  The full national list is available here.

2nd June 2019 – Congratulations to the six charities from the North Yorkshire who have been recognised in the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service.  The charities honoured are: Clapham Community Shop Ltd, Claro Enterprises, Hambleton FoodShare, Bedale Riding for the Disabled Association, Saltburn Beachwatch, Scuba Diving for All (SDA). More detail can be found here.

24th April 2019 – Three North Yorkshire Companies, Naughtone Ltd, Incremental Solutions Ltd and C-Kore Systems Ltd, have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprisefull details and the Press Release here.

10th April 2019 – Seven residents in the North Yorkshire Lieutenancy area were yesterday awarded British Empire Medals for outstanding services to their communities.  Further details and a photograph here.  And Stray FM’s coverage can be seen here.

5th April 2019 – HRH The Duke of York yesterday presented his Community Initiative Award to 23 North Yorkshire charities and groups at a ceremony at Catterick Garrison – pictures of the presentation ceremony can he found here and of the Duke’s later walk-around here.

4th April 2019 – With Her Majesty the Queen’s agreement, five new Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Mrs Johanna Ropner.  Full details and the Press Release relating to the new appointments is available here.  The map tab, above, shows the location of DLs around the County and the London Gazette notice of the appointment can be found here.

29th December 2018 – Congratulations to the twenty eight people from North Yorkshire have been honoured in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours – full details at New Year Honours 2019 NY. The full national list can be found here.

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.

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.