Role of the Lord-Lieutenant

Lady Lord-Lieutenant’s badge

Lady Lord-Lieutenant’s badge

  • Lord-Lieutenants are appointed by the Sovereign on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
  • The duties include Escorting Royal visitors when they pay official visits to the County of West Yorkshire.
  • Represent The Queen at a wide range of events including duties with the armed forces and cadets, the Police, the Church, the universities, civic engagements, businesses, charities and the arts.
  • Lieutenancy duties also include presenting honours on behalf of the Crown, and involvement in the honours system.
  • Liaise with local units of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, Royal Air Force and their associated Cadet Forces.
  • The role of the Lieutenancy is entirely non-political. The appointment carries no pay.
  • Lord-Lieutenants do not normally retire until they are 75.
  • Unlike male Lord-Lieutenants, who are uniformed, a lady Lord-Lieutenant wears a badge of office.