Kent Challenger Games, 12th July 2019

The Kent Challenger Games on 12th July brought 700 young people together, regardless of their personal circumstances, and who may not normally participate in outdoor activities, or get to represent their school. Participants were stretched to undertake activities that were out of the ordinary, fun, exciting and challenging, and that gave a real sense of […]

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 […]

The Lord- Lieutenant inaugurates the Margaret Williams Building at Wye School. (c) Wye School.

Wye School Formal Opening Ceremony by Lord-Lieutenant, 2nd July, 2019

Wye School was honoured  by a visit from the Lord- Lieutenant of Kent,  who officially opened the new Margaret Williams Building on 2nd July. The event, which marks the completion of the school’s building works, started with a tour of the school for the Lord-Lieutenant and other guests, including a drama performance, meeting Duke of […]

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 […]