A service of evensong will be sung on Sunday 9 June at 6.30 pm in the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
All are welcome to attend the Service, and it would help the Chapter if you would let Susan Wright in the Lieutenancy Office know if you plan to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org
Appropriate uniforms, chains of office and decorations may be worn.
This Service will be on a much smaller scale to the Service held last year to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee so no formal invitations will be issued.
The current HM Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, The Countess of Verulam was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen upon the retirement of Sir Simon Bowes Lyon KCVO in June 2007. More information about Lady Verulam, her family, charitable work, patronages and presidencies can be found by following the link entitled "The Lord Lieutenant"
The Lord-Lieutenant is supported by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and up to 57 Deputy Lord-Lieutenants. Their duties and roles are explained under "Vice Lord Lieutenant" and "Deputy Lieutenants".
In 2011, Her Majesty The Queen approved, the principle, design and regulations for a badge to be worn by Deputy Lieutenants when representing the Lord-Lieutenant.The badge, which can be seen below.
The badge is worn by male Deputy Lieutenants on a broad ribbon around the neck, with the badge hanging at the top of the sternum whilst lady Deputy Lieutenants may wear the badge similarly or mounted on a court bow (without tails) worn on the left breast.
Several of Hertfordshire's Deputy Lieutenants have already purchased a badge which they wear when representing the Lord-Lieutenant. The badge should only be worn when a Deputy Lieutenant is representing the Lord-Lieutenant and should not be worn when the Lord Lieutenant is present.
Deputy Lieutenants who wish to wear a badge when representing the Lord- Lieutenant and do not have their own badge, can borrow a badge which is kept in the Lieutenancy Office at County Hall. Please contact Susan Wright if you wish to borrow the badge and she will make the necessary arrangements.
The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, The Countess of Verulam