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HM Lord-Lieutenant
of Kent

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent is appointed by HM The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. He acts as The Queen's personal representative in the county and is responsible for visits by The Royal Family and Heads of State.

The County of Kent

The Lieutenancy of Kent's area includes the unitary authority of Medway. Kent has a population of 1.75 million spread across a patchwork of diverse communities. The Lord-Lieutenant is supported by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and 70 Deputy Lieutenants.

The Lieutenancy in action

Deputy Lieutenants help the Lord-Lieutenant with duties by liaising with:
- Local Authorities
- The Reserve Forces and Cadets
- Charitable Organisations

Honours and Awards

The Lord-Lieutenant presents Elizabeth Crosses and British Empire Medals on behalf of The Queen. The Lieutenancy assists in the assessments for Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service, and The Queen's Awards for Industry are presented by The Lord-Lieutenant on behalf of The Queen.

A Message from the Lord-Lieutenant - January 2014The aims of the Lieutenancy of Kent are to:

- Provide a focus for County identity, unity & pride
- Give a sense of stability
- Recognise achievements, success & excellence
- Promote service to others

The Lieutenancy’s aspiration is:
- To celebrate Kent, its unique history and culture, serve its communities – and contribute positively to its future.
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        The Lord-Lieutenant welcomes HRH The Duke of York to Kent,

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Lieutenancy Assistance

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Latest News

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Queens Awards

For application forms for awards see:
Queen’s Award for Enterprise >>
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service >>

Kent Links to the Armed Services

For further information:
Armed Services >>
Cadets >>

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