- Lord-Lieutenants are appointed by the Sovereign on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
- The Lord-Lieutenant represents the Sovereign in the ancient and ceremonial County of Kent, which includes the Kent County Council and Medway Council administrative areas.
- The duties include looking after members of the Royal Family and Heads of State when they pay official visits to the County of Kent.
- The Lord-Lieutenant chairs the County’s Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace and their appointment – and there are more than 900 JPs in Kent.
- Lieutenancy duties also include presenting honours on behalf of the Crown, and involvement in the honours system.
- The Lieutenancy maintains close relationships with the Armed Forces, reflecting the ancient office’s original responsibility for the maintenance of order and local defence of the County.
- The Lord-Lieutenant leads the 70 or so influential Deputy Lieutenants County-wide and is increasingly providing the organisation for their individual networks to interlock for the benefit of Kent’s varied communities.
- The role of the Lieutenancy is entirely non-political. The appointment carries no pay.
- Lord-Lieutenants do not normally retire until they are 75.
The Lieutenancy maintains close relationships with the Armed Forces