The Berkshire Lieutenancy

Welcome to the Berkshire Lieutenancy

Welcome to the website of the Berkshire Lieutenancy. I hope that you will use it to find out more about the role of the Lord-Lieutenant, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and the Deputy Lieutenants. Berkshire has seen many changes during the course of its history, but has always been a place where enterprise has flourished, whether in the thriving woollen industry of mediaeval times, the agricultural improvements of the eighteenth century, the industrial and commercial developments of the nineteenth or the high-technology industries of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 

It is a diverse county stretching from the edge of London in the east to the rolling hills in the rural west and embracing both historic towns and major new towns and developments. It is a great privilege to represent His Majesty The King in Berkshire and to support the many diverse communities throughout this Royal County. I look forward to meeting many of you in the course of my work, and have the greatest admiration for the varied contributions made by so many of you in so many walks of life in Berkshire.

Andrew Try, His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire

The Lord-Lieutenants of Berkshire, 1545 - 2023

This book, written by Dr Peter Durrant, traces the story of the Lieutenancy in Berkshire, from the tumultuous days of the Tudors concluding with a description of the work of the Lieutenancy today, and brief biographies of the 41 men and one woman who have held the post of Lord-Lieutenant of Berkshire.

Lieutenancy news

Deputy Lieutenant Dr Christina Hill Williams DL attended the grand re-opening of Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare based in Bracknell.

Deputy Lieutenant Paul Dick OBE DL attended a memorial event as Reading marked the fourth anniversary of the tragic events in Forbury Gardens.

Twelve Berkshire residents have been announced as receiving an Honour in HM The King’s Birthday Honours list 2024.