Lord-Lieutenant and royal visits

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 - 2021

Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip

Since 6 February 1952, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has been Her Majesty The Queen's "strength and stay all these years". 

Every day of their 73 years of married life Prince Philip has supported Her Majesty in all aspects of our present day Monarchy. 

President or Patron of over 780 organisations and his legacy of The Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme demonstrates his public work for which the national is eternally thankful.

His passing will make us even more willing to serve Her Majesty, her heirs and her successors.

Toby Dennis,
Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire

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The Lord-Lieutenant is the British monarch's representative in each county of the United Kingdom.

Their role includes:

  • making the arrangements for all Royal visits to the county
  • making the guest list for Royal garden parties
  • giving advice on matters concerning the Crown
  • giving advice on honours nominations
  • presenting honours, such as OBEs, MBEs etc

Lincolnshire's current Lord-Lieutenant is Mr Toby Dennis.

Vice Lord-Lieutenant

The Lord Lieutenant may appoint a Vice Lord-Lieutenant who will stand in their place if they are absent, sick or unable to act.

The current Vice Lord-Lieutenant is Mr Andrew Clark DL.

Request a Royal visit or message

You can submit a request for a Royal visit via the Lord-Lieutenant's Officer.


The British monarch will send a message to people who celebrate:

  • a 100th birthday
  • a 105th birthday and each birthday thereafter
  • a 60th wedding anniversary
  • a 65th wedding anniversary
  • a 70th wedding anniversary and each anniversary thereafter

To apply for a birthday message, visit GOV.uk.

To apply for an anniversary message, email [email protected] or call 01522 552111.

Make an honours nomination

The honours system is for people who have made achievements in public life and commit to serving and helping Britain.

Find out more about the honours system on GOV.uk.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses.

Find out more about Queen's Awards for Enterprise on GOV.uk.

The Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service rewards excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. They are the equivalent of an MBE.

Find out more about the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service on GOV.uk.