The Lieutenancy of Hertfordshire

Welcome to the Hertfordshire Lieutenancy. This website seeks to inform and update you on the role of our Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Robert Voss CBE, and the ways in which the Lieutenancy supports and impacts on the life of this county. Hertfordshire is a vibrant, dynamic yet diverse county whose motto is: “Trust and Fear Not”.

Lord Lieutenants were first appointed by King Henry VIII in the 1500s to assume the military duties of the Sheriff. Today, the Queen appoints Lord Lieutenants, on the advice of the Prime Minister, to be her representative in their counties. Her Majesty The Queen appointed Mr Robert Voss CBE as her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Hertfordshire to succeed The Countess of Verulam who stepped down on 31 July 2017.

The Lord-Lieutenant upholds the dignity of the Crown and serves the community. Supported by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and by other Deputy Lieutenants, Robert Voss is the main link between the Monarch and her people in the county.

Robert Voss gives his time voluntarily to the role and helps promote and encourage voluntary and charitable organisations, local businesses, arrange visits from the Royal Family, attend civic and social activities, support the work with the Armed Forces, take part in the honours’ system and appoint appropriate Vice and Deputy Lieutenants.

You are invited to use this website to familiarise yourself with the workings of the Hertfordshire Lieutenancy and the way in which it can act as a conduit for you to the Royal Family, the Honours System, Queen’s Awards and congratulatory messages.

The Lord-Lieutenant’s mission statement is: To take the Lieutenancy to the people of Hertfordshire.

Recent Events


Many congratulations to SI Tina Winch on receiving the Humane Society Vellum Award recognising your extreme bravery. A rare honour to present this to you. One of #Hertfordshire’s heroes.@HumaneRoyal⁩

Delighted to welcome four new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets invested at Hertford and thanks to outgoing cadet Sgt Lucy Williams for your speech. Looking forward to working with the new cadets.⁦@1166SqnATC⁩ ⁦@ACFColCadets⁩ ⁦@OC2_BHACF⁩ ⁦@BerkhamstedCCF⁩


Pleased to attend the ⁦@HertsPolice⁩ Awards at ⁦@Hatfield_House⁩. Congratulations to all the winners of #Hertfordshire’s great police force. Especially pleased to present special award to ⁦@K9Finn⁩ and PC Dave. ⁦@cchertspolice⁩ ⁦@HertsSheriff⁩


What an amazing day at Lonsdale School teaching the fantastic pupils about the monarchy and citizenship. So many amazing children full of life and such wonderful staff. Thank you all the DLs who helped during the day.⁦@RoyalFamily⁩ #disabilities ⁦@hertscc⁩

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