How should I address Members of the Royal Family?
For The Queen – Your Majesty on the first occasion and Ma’am thereafter. For other female members of the family who hold the title Her Royal Highness – Your Royal Highness on the first occasion and then Ma’am. For male members of the Royal Family holding the title His Royal Highness – Your Royal Highness on the first occasion and Sir thereafter.
Should I bow or curtsey when being introduced to a member of the Royal Family?
Bowing and curtseying are entirely optional.
Do I have to wear a hat and gloves when meeting a member of the Royal Family?
This is optional, although hats do tend to be worn on more formal occasions, if you are expected to wear a hat you will be told so.
How long does a Lord-Lieutenant’s appointment last?
The appointment is not for a fixed period. Lord-Lieutenants serve until their 75th birthday.
How is a Lord-Lieutenant appointed?
The Sovereign, on the recommendation of the First Minister and the Prime Minister, appoints Lord-Lieutenants. The opinions of a wide range of citizens in the county are taken before the First Minister and Prime Minister advise The Queen on possible appointees.
How much is the Lord-Lieutenant paid?
Lord-Lieutenants are not paid and receive minimal allowances.
Who is eligible for appointment as a Lord-Lieutenant?
Any person who is resident in the county is eligible for appointment as Lord-Lieutenant.
Who/what are the Deputy Lieutenants?
The Lord-Lieutenant with the ‘non-disapproval’ of the Sovereign, appoints these people to assist him in carrying out his duties for the Crown. They are Deputy Lieutenants and not Deputy Lord-Lieutenants.