Welcome to the

Lord Lieutenant of Devon’s website

As Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon and her personal representative in the County, I am keen that we give thanks for and celebrate the individuals, diverse businesses and organisations that make this county a better place.

The Devon Lieutenancy is the link between the monarchy and the County and we hope within these pages you can find any information you need about our work.

This website explains who we are, what we do and how we can help you and also tells you how to contact us about exciting new projects, companies, ideas and those people and organisations that deserve recognition particularly but not exclusively, volunteers.

Follow these links for further information on The Queens Platinum Jubilee or The Queens Green Canopy

How We Can Help You

Let us know if you would like to nominate someone for a National Honour, Queens Award or for an invitation to a Royal Garden Party.

Making a nomination is not difficult and we can give advice and guidance if you need it.

We can also advise on Royal Visits and birthday and anniversary messages and protocol matters.

Royal Visits to Devon

In Devon we are lucky enough to host members of the Royal Family on visits to the County, several times throughout the year. These visits bring attention to great things which are happening in the County and the feedback is always very positive, recognising the efforts made by the Royal Visitor, the benefits to the host organisation and the joy that the visit brings to those involved and members of the public.

Queens Awards

Each year Her Majesty The Queen makes awards to both groups and businesses.

These awards are for both voluntary groups and businesses which excel in the field in which they work.

Royal Garden Parties

Each year Her Majesty holds 3 garden parties at Buckingham Palace and as her representative in the County HM Lord-Lieutenant is given an allocation of 50 places for those who do special things to help others.

He also prioritises nominations sent in from around the County by people like you for those going over and above what might normally be expected of them.

HM Lord Lieutenant
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For COVID-19 related Honours nominations
Click here to find the nomination form and guidance

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Devon Winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2022

Devon Winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2022

We are so proud to announce the 5 Devon winners of the award this year.  These are: Artemis Optical Ltd in the category International Trade Artemis Optical Limited is based in Plympton, and started trading in 1952.  It is a world renowned company with almost 70 years’...

Learn more about the Queens Award for Enterprise for your business

Learn more about the Queens Award for Enterprise for your business

  An event is to be held, kindly hosted by Tunstyle Designs, for businesses in Northern Devon to learn more about the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. 4.30pm – 5.30pm 5th May 2022 at Turnstyle Designs, Roundswell The event will discuss with businesses whether they...

Exeter Charity Tree Planting for the Jubilee

Exeter Charity Tree Planting for the Jubilee

Local charity, Exeter Homes Trust, celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this week by taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative and unveiling a commemorative plaque at one of the Almshouse properties.Exeter Homes Trust, formerly known as The Exeter...

Devon Winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2022

Devon Winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2022

We are so proud to announce the 5 Devon winners of the award this year.  These are: Artemis Optical Ltd in the category International Trade Artemis Optical Limited is based in Plympton, and started trading in 1952.  It is a world renowned company with almost 70 years’...

Learn more about the Queens Award for Enterprise for your business

Learn more about the Queens Award for Enterprise for your business

  An event is to be held, kindly hosted by Tunstyle Designs, for businesses in Northern Devon to learn more about the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. 4.30pm – 5.30pm 5th May 2022 at Turnstyle Designs, Roundswell The event will discuss with businesses whether they...

Exeter Charity Tree Planting for the Jubilee

Exeter Charity Tree Planting for the Jubilee

Local charity, Exeter Homes Trust, celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this week by taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative and unveiling a commemorative plaque at one of the Almshouse properties.Exeter Homes Trust, formerly known as The Exeter...

Devon is getting planting!

Devon is getting planting!

Yet more trees were planted in Devon this time in Wembury today. Deputy Lieutenant Steve Pearce joined Graham Burton from the Woodland Trust, Cllr John Bennett from Wembury Parish Council, who own and manage the park and 22 volunteers to plant 175 broadleaf whips, as...