It is with very great sadness that we have heard of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

It was in Devon as a young naval officer, training at Britannia Royal Naval College, that Prince Philip met and later married Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not surprisingly therefore the County has been important to them both throughout their lives and they have visited us here many times.

We give thanks for a wonderful life. May he rest in peace.

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Lord-Lieutenant Patronages

Lord Lieutenant of Devon


The Lord-Lieutenant on occasions will agree to become patron or president for one of the many charities and organisations in the County. Currently the following organisations can list the Lord-Lieutenant as their Patron or President. 

Many requests are received each year from organisations asking for his support. With HM Lord-Lieutenant as their patron this can often bring some publicity and indeed good networking opportunities. However the Lord-Lieutenant has to limit his patronages to a manageable number to ensure that he can give each organisation a significant amount of his time.

ABF Devon – Patron

Axminster Heritage Ltd – President

Devon Ambulance Response Team – Patron

Devon Community Foundation – Patron

Devon County Cricket Club – Patron

Devon Duke of Edinburgh – President

Devon Historic Churches Trust – Patron

Devon Scouts – President

Devon Young Farmers – President

Devonshire & Dorset Regiment Charities – Vice Patron

Friends of Exeter Cathedral – Vice President

Francis Chichester Trust – Patron

Peninsula Medical Association – Patron

Devon Red Cross – Patron

Order of St John Priory Group – President

Royal Observer Corps – Patron

Friends of St Andrews Church, Plymouth – Patron

SW Anglo-Polish Society – Patron

SW Heritage Trust – Patron