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Welcome to The Suffolk Lieutenancy

About the Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk and their roles and responsibilities.
Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk is Clare, Countess of Euston

The Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk is Clare, Countess of Euston, who was appointed in December 2014.

The Lord-Lieutenant is His Majesty The King's representative in Suffolk. The Lord-Lieutenant attends events and presents medals and awards to organisations on behalf of HM The King.

The Lord-Lieutenant plays a major part in Suffolk supporting organisations and individuals from the public, private and voluntary sector.

About the role of the Lord-Lieutenant

The Lord-Lieutenant has many duties including responsibility for all royal visits to the County and she may also represent His Majesty The King at various events – where appropriate presenting awards to organisations and individuals on His Majesty’s behalf.  The Lord-Lieutenant advises on honours nominations including The Queen’s Award for Enterprise and The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and accepts suggestions for the attendance of Royal Garden Parties.

The Lord-Lieutenant maintains strong connections with the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Air Force and their associated Cadet Forces.  The role is traditionally associated with the work of magistrates. She is also chairman of the Suffolk Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace and recommends the appointment of magistrates in the county.

The Lord-Lieutenant has an important role in relation to local civic, business, industrial, social and community life and welcomes the opportunity to support volunteers from across the County.

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