Message from HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire
Welcome to the website of the South Yorkshire Lieutenancy.
As The Queen’s personal representative, it is my job to brief Her Majesty and to actively promote South Yorkshire to help make it a better place for all who live and work here.
With this in mind, we intend to use this website to promote, and share with you, the remarkable work taking place across our county, and to encourage and engage you in identifying good causes and people worthy of recognition in our region.
The website will also explain about the honours and awards system and how to nominate worthy recipients, and about the work undertaken by the Lieutenancy Office.
I hope you find the site interesting and informative; if you have a query that is not answered on our web pages, or via the links to associated government sites, please contact us.
H M Lord-Lieutenant
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About the Lord-Lieutenancy
There are 98 Lord-Lieutenants, who cover all areas of the UK, from Shetland to Cornwall, County Tyrone to South Glamorgan.
Lord-Lieutenants were originally appointed in the reign of Henry VIII to raise militia, though this function has now been transferred back to the Crown.
Every county in the United Kingdom has a Lord-Lieutenant, who is The Queen’s representative, acting on Her Majesty’s behalf.
The Lord-Lieutenant’s first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown, and their role, like the Monarch’s, is essentially non-political.
Find out about the Lord-Lieutenant, his Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant, and his Cadets, including their roles and responsibilities here.
The Lord-Lieutenant's uniform serves as a symbol of the role’s military origins. Find out more about the uniform and the history behind it here.
The honours system recognises people who have made achievements in public life or committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. Read about the different types of honours and awards here.
Since 1917, the Sovereign has sent congratulatory messages to people celebrating notable birthdays and anniversaries. Read more about these special messages from the Queen here.
The Lieutenancy Office for South Yorkshire is based at the Town Hall, Barnsley. Find more information, including contact details and etiquette for addressing the Lord Lieutenant, here.
HRH The Duke of Kent admiring the displays at Barnsley's Cooper Gallery on his visit in November 2016.