Lieutenancy of Kent

The Lieutenancy’s role is to support The Monarch in celebrating Kent, its unique history and culture, serve its communities – and contribute positively to its future

The Lord-Lieutenant is HM The Queen’s personal representative in the county, and is appointed by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. They are supported by a number of deputy Lieutenants who represent and assist the Lord-Lieutenant as required. They do however, play no part in politics and the role is entirely non political.

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The Kent Lieutenancy also supports the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service across the County, on The Queen’s behalf. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities for the benefit of others.The annual Award – the equivalent of an MBE – was created by Her Majesty in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of her coronation. This prestigious UK national honour sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering. Each nomination is judged on the benefits it gives to the local community and there are not a set number of winners in a sector of volunteering work or region of the country.

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