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The Lord-Lieutenant represents His Majesty The King in the County of Herefordshire.

As His Majesty’s representative, the Lord-Lieutenant’s first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown.

The Lieutenancy has evolved to play an increasing and significant role in serving The Queen, and now the King,  in the county, championing Herefordshire’s identity and promoting the interests of its people and organisations.  In Herefordshire the Lieutenancy’s aim is to support and add value to Herefordshire communities regardless of political, religious, ethnic background or age group.

As The King’s representative, and within the established systems, the Lord-Lieutenant identifies and recognises individual and institutional effort and celebrates the various elements of the cultural, historical, artistic and spiritual life of the county’s community in such a way as to encourage a sense of identity and civic pride in the county.            

The role of the Lieutenancy is entirely non-political and the Lord-Lieutenant and all his Deputies are unpaid.  Following the example of The Queen, they remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters – both locally and nationally.

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