The Berkshire Lieutenancy


The Lord-Lieutenant is always pleased to be invited to visit voluntary, statutory, or business organisations in Berkshire. Invitations should be sent to him via the Lieutenancy Office.

The Lord-Lieutenant is not able to accept all invitations because of volume and time constraints, but it is sometimes possible for the Vice Lord-Lieutenant or a Deputy Lieutenant to attend on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant. The precedence due to the Lord-Lieutenant should then be given to the Vice Lord-Lieutenant or Deputy Lieutenant.

Scope of events

The Lord-Lieutenant and his deputies attend events on behalf of The King and promote charitable and voluntary work in Berkshire. They also attend military events supporting the Army, Navy and Air Force but also the Royal British Legion, the Reserve Forces and Cadets. They support the emergency services.

They attend civic and religious events such as civic dinners, mayor makings, church installations and faith celebrations. Youth and education is another important interest. By attending the events, the Lieutenancy is able to understand more fully what each organisation entails and how best it may support and add value.