The Vice Lord-Lieutenant carries out the normal duties of the Lord-Lieutenant should they be away, ill or unable to attend an event. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant stands down from their position when a new Lord-Lieutenant is appointed.
Deputy Lieutenants are appointed upon the recommendation of the Lord-Lieutenant and, in doing so, recognises their contribution to local, county or national life. There are approximately 29 Deputy Lieutenants, the number appointed is determined upon the number of residents within the Lieutenancy area such as the first 150,000 residents there may be 20 Deputies; from 150,000 to 200,000 an additional one to every 10,000; from 200,000 to 1,000,000 an additional one for every 25,000. Deputy Lieutenants are expected to support the Lord-Lieutenant within the county and in particular carry out duties as directed, such as:
- recommending candidates for invitations to Royal garden parties
- suggesting suitable enterprises, both voluntary and professional, which might be the subject of Royal visits
- commenting on honour nominations
- assess nominations for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; and
- represent the Lord-Lieutenant at various functions such as citizenship ceremonies, dinners, church services, presentations, lunches, receptions, remembrance services, etc.
Once appointed, a Deputy Lieutenant can use the initials DL after their name and will remain in office until their 75th birthday, although they can retire earlier through ill health. Retired Deputy Lieutenants continue to contribute to the work of the county and offer their support in many varied ways.
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