His Majesty’s Representative Deputy Lieutenant of the London Borough of Barnet – Mr Martin Russell DL – received HRH The Duke of Gloucester when he opened the Community Hall at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Church Hill Road, East Barnet.
The Greater London Lieutenancy supports the Monarch and the Royal Family in Greater London, and in addition, we are a bridge-builder, connecting individuals, organisations and social networks, to enhance Londoners’ sense of belonging and therefore, increase social inclusion within the capital.
This site will inform and update you about how His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London and the Lieutenancy can support and represent all residents of Greater London. In particular, we invite you to discover how the Lieutenancy can help you or your organisation, acting as a conduit to the Royal Family, the National Honours system, giving recognition to voluntary service, faith groups and charitable organisations.
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The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, is His Majesty’s representative in Greater London and is charged with upholding the dignity of the Crown. Across the thirty-two Boroughs (but not the City of London) he is responsible for the promotion of civic, commercial, voluntary and social activities within London and thus is part of the fabric of London in all its manifestations.
The title Lord-Lieutenant is given to the British Monarch’s personal representatives throughout the United Kingdom, usually in a county or large city (metropolitan area). They have performed various tasks throughout history including raising local militia units and numerous ceremonial duties.
From royal visits, presentations and awards, to establishing supportive links with local government, charities, the military and youth organisations, the Lord-Lieutenant and his team fulfil many roles. A principal purpose of the Lieutenancy is to facilitate the myriad ways by which the Monarch is kept aware of what is happening among his people.
A range of pictures and video clips of past events within the Greater London Lieutenancy, such as Royal visits, the Diamond Jubilee and work with uniformed youth organisations, illustrate the variety of work undertaken by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London and his team.
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Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, Dr Sheila Gewolb, received HRH Sophie, The Countess of Wessex at a visit to ZSL London Zoo in Regents Park, London on Thursday. The Countess toured the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Monkey Valley.
During the visit, Her Royal Highness was briefed on the range of work done by ZSL (the Zoological Society […]
The Vice Lieutenant of Greater London, Colonel Jane Davis, received The Queen Consort when she visited the Barnardo’s Nursery in Bow, East London. During the visit, the Queen Consort delivered hundreds of Paddington Bears and cuddly toys, which were left in tribute to late Queen Elizabeth, to children who are supported by the charity.
The Queen […]
The Lord Lieutenant of Greater London – Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE – received His Majesty King Charles III at a visit to the Goldsmith Centre to celebrate its 10th Anniversary.
The King met young people on the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Foundation ad Goldsmiths’ Company Apprenticeship Programmes to learn more about their work, training and skills. The King […]
Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, received TM The King and The Queen Consort and other Members of the Royal Family at the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London SW7 on 12 November 2022.
The Festival was attended by The King and The Queen Consort, The Prince […]
The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames – The Reverend Martin Hislop DL – received HRH The Princess Alexandra at the Star & Garter Home where Her Royal Highness opened the new gardens.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London – Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE – received HRH The Countess of Wessex at the Women of the Future Dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Wednesday 9 November.
The Women of the Future Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006, were conceived to provide a platform for […]
The Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, was guest speaker at the YOU Leadership weekend (5-6 November). YOU London partnered with Alleyn’s School in Dulwich to deliver a leadership development weekend for young people aged 15 to 17, encouraging them to “be all they can be”. The leadership weekend saw over 100 […]
His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London – Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE – received The King and The Queen Consort when they visited the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington on Thursday 3 November, to view the “Africa Fashion” exhibition. The exhibition showcases significant designers, design collectives, stylists and photographers working in Africa today.
Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) received The Princess Royal, Honorary Member, the Seven Seas Club, at the Centenary and Trafalgar Night Dinner held at the National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1.
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