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

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 The Hon. 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.

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.

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

Site updated: 24/01/2018


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.