The Lord-Lieutenant honoured as a Commander in the Order of St John

The Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss CBE CStJ, has been honoured as a Commander in the Order of St John.

The Order of St John formally known as The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, is a Royal Order of Chivalry first constituted as such by Royal Charter from Queen Victoria in 1888. Currently Queen Elizabeth II is the Sovereign Head of The Order of St John, followed by the Grand Prior, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.

Its work follows the twin mottos of Pro Fide and Pro Utilitate Hominum (for the Faith and in the Service of Humanity).

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


Enjoy this #HertsBigWeekend by staying at home. Let’s make this a weekend we remember by not going out and thus saving lives. Saving even one life would make this the most memorable #HertsBigWeekend ever. #StayHomeSaveLives

Tomorrow sees the Declaration of incoming High Sheriff of Hertfordshire-@HHollandHibbert. This will also see the retirement of @HertsSheriff Sarah Beazley who has had an outstanding year in office. Thank you Sarah for the huge contribution you have made to #Hertfordshire.

A great way to support a number of local charities during this difficult time via the @HertsCommunityF appeal. So many charities in need of urgent help. Thank you to HCF staff, trustees and supporters. #charities

Delighted to be offered the chance to read the “Royal” story...! Hope people will support @electricbrolly during these difficult times. So many people special getting so much enjoyment every day.

To quote Her Majesty-“At times such as these,I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal”. Such wise and meaningful words. @RoyalFamily @NHSuk

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