Lord Lieutenant

The title Lord Lieutenant is given to the British monarch's personal representatives in the United Kingdom, usually in a county or similar circumscription, with varying tasks throughout history. Usually a retired local notable, senior military officer, peer or business person is given the post honorarily. Both men and women are eligible for the post. The office can be considered viceregal, but not equivalent to that of a Governor-General, as Lord Lieutenants have virtually no role in local government, nor are they responsible for promulgating local ordinances in the monarch's name.

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Richard Vaughan, 2nd Earl Of Carbery - Later Career
... He was nominated Lord President of Wales and additionally was given several Welsh lord lieutenantcies ... Vaughan was lord president and Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan until 1672, when after charges of abuse against his servants, Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort ... A year later the duke succeeded Vaughan also as Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey as well as Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire ...
Lord Lieutenants - Correct Forms of Address For The Lord-Lieutenant
... Written '(Title and name), Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant' Salutation 'Dear Lord-Lieutenant' In a Speech 'My Lord-Lieutenant' In conversation '(Title and name)' or 'Lord-Lieutenant' ... Plural 'Lord-Lieutenants' ...
Lord Lieutenants - Present Day - Deputies
... The lord-lieutenant is supported by a vice lord-lieutenant and deputy lieutenants that he or she appoints ... The vice lord-lieutenant takes over when the lord-lieutenant is abroad, ill, or otherwise incapacitated ... The lord-lieutenant appoints between 30 to 40 deputy lieutenants depending on the county's population size ...
Lord Lieutenant - Correct Forms of Address For The Lord-Lieutenant
... Written '(Title and name), Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant' Salutation 'Dear Lord-Lieutenant' In a Speech 'My Lord-Lieutenant' In conversation '(Title and name)' or 'Lord-Lieutenant' ... Plural 'Lord-Lieutenants' ...
Lord Lieutenant Of Wales
... The Lord Lieutenant of Wales was an office associated with the Lord President of the Council of Wales and the Marches until the abolition of that body in 1689 ... The Lord Presidents of Wales were also Lord Lieutenants of Wales, except for the years 1602–1629, when the county of Glamorgan (as well as the Marcher county of Monmouthshire) formed a separate lieutenancy ... Before the English Civil War, the Lord Presidents were also Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire, except as mentioned above however, this practice did not continue ...

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