How should I address Members of the Royal Family?
For The Queen - Your Majesty on the first occasion and Ma'am thereafter. 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 the Lord-Lieutenant's appointment last?
The appointment is not for a fixed period. The Lord-Lieutenant's serve until
their 75th Birthday.
Can Ladies be appointed as Lord-Lieutenant?
Yes, there are currently sixteen female Lord-Lieutenants in England & Wales
out of a total of fifty-five.
How does one get appointed as a Lord-Lieutenant?
The Sovereign, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, appoints Lord-Lieutenants.
The opinions of a wide range of citizens in the county are taken before the Prime
Minister advises The Queen on possible appointees.
How much is the Lord-Lieutenant paid?
The Lord-Lieutenants are not paid.
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. The maximum number
is laid down and relates to the population of the county.