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


Happy first birthday to Elton House care home Bushey. I was delighted to visit when you opened and celebrating now one year later. Thank you Victoria for the loving care you and your staff give the residents. ⁦@EltonSignature⁩ #careforelderly #Hertfordshire


Lovely day for the classic car show on Croxley Green raising money for a number of good causes. Also good to meet ⁦⁦@EHAAT_⁩ volunteers. ⁦@Croxley_Green⁩ ⁦@mycroxleynews⁩ #hertfordshire


Today is Battle of Britain Day. This is a day to remember 15 September 1940 when the Royal Air Force shot down 56 invading German aircraft in two dogfights & was the climax of the #BattleOfBritain. Thank you to all those who served in the #RAF & those who continue to serve today

Many happy returns HRH The Duke of Sussex from the people of #Hertfordshire. We hope to welcome you to our county soon.@RoyalFamily

On a beautiful #Hertfordshire morning walk at the Aquadrome popped in to see @BuryLakeYM - holders of @QueensAwardVS. Allowing so many to enjoy sailing in this beautiful setting. #Charity

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