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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Our Role

Our role

Lord-Lieutenant of Devon

What is the Lieutenancy for?

The Lieutenancy is the link between the Monarchy and the Counties, and the Lord Lieutenant is Her Majesty’s personal representative in the County.

The work of the modern Lieutenancy involves:

  • arranging and supporting Royal visits to the County
  • celebrating the achievements of the people of Devon and their service to others (Honours and Awards, QAVS, QAE).
  • helping to promote Devon communities, culture, services, heritage, business and charitable success while drawing attention to those who make this happen and address challenges and problems in the County,
  • supporting the Services and, in particular, the Reserve forces and cadets.
  • involvement in the recruitment and the conduct of magistrates through being involved in local advisory committees.

NOTE: The Lieutenancy cannot be involved in political matters or local arguments and controversies.