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In England and Wales, Her Majesty the Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, appoints a Lord Lieutenant for each county and for Greater London. In North Yorkshire, the role of Lord Lieutenant is held by Lord Crathorne KCVO.
The fundamental principle concerning the office of Lord Lieutenant is that he or she is Her Majesty's representative in his or her county, and consequently it is his or her first and foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown.
As the representative in his or her County the Lord Lieutenant remains non-political, does not hold office in any political party and is unpaid. You can download the documents below to find out more information.
North Yorkshire is geographically the largest Lieutenancy in England and Lord Crathorne KCVO has undertaken nearly 1,000 official engagements travelling large distances to do so. These include civic functions, presenting awards to organisations such as Queen's Awards for Enterprise, or personal awards such as an MBE when the recipient cannot for some reason go to Buckingham Palace.
Further information about the Lieutenancy are available from the frequently asked questions below.
Contact details for Lord Crathorne KCVO are available at the foot of this page.
Lieutenancy - frequently asked questions