Lord Lieutenants

Lord Lieutenants

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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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-Lieutenan ... Plural 'Lord-Lieutenants' ...
Lord Lieutenancies - 20th Century
... and Reserve Forces Act 1907 established County Territorial Force Associations, of which the lieutenant was to be head, styled president of the county association ... In 1921, with the establishment of Northern Ireland, lieutenants continued to be appointed through the Governor of Northern Ireland to the six counties and two county boroughs ... were abolished as local government units in Northern Ireland, and lord-lieutenants are now appointed directly by the Queen to "counties and county boroughs.. ...
Lord Lieutenant - 20th Century
... and Reserve Forces Act 1907 established County Territorial Force Associations, of which the lieutenant was to be head, styled president of the county association ... In 1921, with the establishment of Northern Ireland, lieutenants continued to be appointed through the Governor of Northern Ireland to the six counties and two county boroughs ... were abolished as local government units in Northern Ireland, and lord-lieutenants are now appointed directly by the Queen to "counties and county boroughs.. ...

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