The North Yorkshire Lieutenancy

Our website 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 and Awards systems, giving recognition to voluntary service, faith groups, charitable and business organisations.

The Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Johanna Ropner, is Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in the County. She leads the Lieutenancy, which helps foster good relations and co-operation between all kinds of organisation in every part of our wonderful County.

Together with its prime duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown, The Lieutenancy also 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 achievement across all groups and sectors.

Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire
Jo Ropner was appointed Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire in November 2018. Jo is a successful businesswoman who has considerable involvement in the voluntary and charitable sectors across North Yorkshire and beyond.
Lieutenancy Area
The North Yorkshire Lieutenancy covers North Yorkshire, York and Teesside south of the River Tees. Its aim is to promote its people, culture, diversity, heritage and history by serving its communities and encouraging engagement, voluntary service and achievement across all groups and sectors.
Helping You
From requesting Royal and Lieutenancy Visits and landmark messages to making nominations for Honours and Queen's Awards see how the Lieutenancy can help you.
Honours & Awards
The Lord-Lieutenant is sometimes called upon to make presentations on behalf of HM The Queen. Some National Awards, such as the OBE and MBE, may need to be presented locally if a recipient is unable to attend an investiture.
Latest News & Events
Sun 8th November
Remembrance Sunday services took place across the Lieutenancy, attended by HM Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and many of her Deputies, representing HM The Queen
Mon 19th October
THE Princess Royal has visited Scarborough Hospital to see how the NHS has risen to the challenges of the past few months and to thank staff.
Sun 18th October
HM Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire met the new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, at his enthronement
Mon 12th October
HRH The Prince of Wales spent the day in North Yorkshire visiting the military base at Catterick Garrison, followed by a trip to RAF Menwith Hill outside Harrogate
Sun 16th August
VJ Day 75th anniversary was marked by a short service at The Kohima Memorial in The Deans Garden at the Minster.
Wed 8th July
HRH the Princess Royal visits Dovecote Park in her first official engagement following the COVID-19 pandemic and was welcomed by the Lord-Lieutenant.
Coronavirus information
Maintaining the safety of everyone in North Yorkshire is our top priority
Click the link below to view the latest information about changes to local North Yorkshire services as a result of Coronovirus (Covid-19) as well as help and advice for staying safe.
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