Her Majesty The Queen appoints a Lord-Lieutenant as her representative in each county.
The Norfolk Lieutenancy represents the Crown’s lifelong commitment to the wellbeing of the entire community.
It offers active support to the voluntary, commercial, social and spiritual lives of its citizens, also aiming to:
- Respond when approached
- Assist when invited
- Improve where possible
- Sustain where necessary
- Encourage where practicable
and in all its actions to maintain the dignity of the Crown and to consider the interests of the whole of Norfolk.
The Lord-Lieutenant for Norfolk is The Lady Dannatt, MBE, who was appointed on 5 August 2019 and will remain in office until age 75.
The role is non-political and unpaid.
The Lord-Lieutenant appoints Deputy Lieutenants to assist her, and appoints one of these as the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, to undertake duties as the Lord-Lieutenant determines, and to represent her when she is absent or otherwise unable to act.
The current Vice Lord-Lieutenant is Peter Wilson, MBE, DL.
Deputy Lieutenants are widely representative of the County in many respects including location, gender, social range and service, particularly voluntary service within the community.
There are currently 49 Deputy Lieutenants who assist the Lord-Lieutenant.
The Lord-Lieutenant, Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants are collectively referred to as the Lieutenancy.
Invitations to the Lord-Lieutenant should be sent to:
Norfolk County Council