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


Day one of the ⁦@hertscountyshow⁩. Lovely weather and so much going on showing the great diversity of #Hertfordshire. Thank you to The President for lunch. Tomorrow sees The Lord-Lieutenant’s Entrepreneurs Challenge.⁦⁦@SMorelandMBE⁩ ⁦@HertsSheriff⁩

At the Show ground this morning addressing ⁦@StAlbansCOC⁩. Everything looking splendid for ⁦@hertscountyshow⁩ this weekend. Some 300 marquees ready to welcome thousands of #Hertfordshire visitors.


Tomorrow is the start of a busy weekend at the @hertscountyshow. I’m having Friday breakfast with @StAlbansCOC and lunch with the President on Saturday. Sunday sees the @hertslieutenant Entrepreneurs Challenge at 10.30. Looking forward to meeting many #Hertfordshire residents.

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