The Spirit of Discovery at Dover Port. (c) James Barke.

HRH Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to Kent, 5th July 2019

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visited the port of Dover on 5th July 2019 to name the new Saga cruise ship, the Spirit of Discovery, officially becoming its Godmother. On arrival HRH was greeted by Kent Deputy Lieutenant Mr Bill Fawcus DL, representing the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L’Isle. Other dignitaries welcoming the […]

Princess Alexandra unveiling the plaque for the new Princess Alexandra Garden, with from left to right: The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L'Isle; Sir David Steele, Leeds Castle Chief Executive and Mr Niall Dickson, Leeds Castle Foundation Chairman. (c) Leeds Castle.

Princess Alexandra’s visit to Kent, 25th and 26th June 2019

Leeds Castle 25th June, 2019 HRH Princess Alexandra started her visit to Kent at Leeds Castle as part of the Castle’s  900th anniversary celebrations. Greeted by the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De L’Isle, HRH opened the new ‘Princess Alexandra Gardens’. The gardens of Leeds Castle are currently undergoing an exciting seven year project that […]

Lord-Lieutenant’s Civic Reception, 20th June 2019

  The Lord–Lieutenant and Viscountess De L’Isle hosted their Annual Civic Reception for  all incoming  Kent Mayors, District Council Chairmen and Chief Executives in the Barons Hall at Penshurst Place on 20th June, the last they will hold before Lord De L’Isle  retires in April 2020. In welcoming everyone to Penshurst Place the Lord-Lieutenant congratulated […]

Appointment of new Kent Deputy Lieutenants announced, 20th June, 2019

Seven new Deputy Lieutenants of Kent have been appointed today, each of them honoured for their positive contributions to the County and the Nation. They are Brigadier (Retd) Nick Baveystock (Bearsted); Colonel Christopher Gilbert (Rainham); The Very Reverend Dr Philip Hesketh (Rochester); Miss Joanne Holmes (Rochester);  Mr Nicholas Marden LVO (Smarden); Mrs Melissa Murdoch (Horsmonden) […]

Kent Birthday Honours 2019 Announced, 8th June, 2019

The Lord-Lieutenant would like to congratulate all those who have received honours in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2019 Birthday Honours. The Royal Victorian Order Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) The Viscount De L’Isle MBE – for Services to The Sovereign. The Most Honourable Order of the Bath Companions of the Order of the […]