Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Rt Hon The Earl Cadogan DL

Appointed Rep DL: 2022

After leaving school, Earl Cadogan joined the Royal Air Force in 1987 and served for 11 years in the RAF Regiment.  In 2002 he joined his local Territorial Army regiment (51 Highland), becoming Commanding Officer of 7 SCOTS in February 2010.  He handed over command at the end of 2012 and is currently serving with SSW at Regents Park Barracks.

He is Chairman of the family company, Cadogan Estates Limited, and also enjoys spending time on the family’s Scottish estate in Perthshire.  His other involvements include Cadogan Hall Limited (Chairman), The Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal Limited (Volunteer Fundraiser), The Committee of the Friends of the Royal Hospital (Chairman), The Turquoise Mountain Trust (Trustee) and the Natural History Museum (formerly a Trustee and now a volunteer fundraiser).

In 2015, he joined the Queen’s Bodyguard for Scotland (now the King’s Bodyguard for Scotland), Royal Company of Archers.  Since 2016 he has been an Honorary Colonel with 6 Regiment Army Air Corps.  In January 2020, he became Honorary Group Captain, 601 Squadron.  He is Vice Patron: Blind Veterans UK and Vice Patron: Ulysses Trust

Having been made a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in October 2012, in October 2022 he became the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Kensington & Chelsea.

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Proclamation Reading – Sunday 11 September 2022

Dr Mustafa Abu-Lisan DL attended the Proclamation Reading at the Victoria & Albert Museum Courtyard in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Deputy Lieutenant Dr Mustafa Abu-Lisan attends the Remembrance Sunday Ceremony at Trinity Church and Sloane Square Memorial of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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Lady Arnold DL reading the citation for Private George Cartwright VC ED at Sloane Square, 21st September 2018

Lady Arnold chaired the most amazing community tea where over 350 vulnerable elderly residents were entertained with the theme of “Vote 100 – Votes for women”

Everyone had a great time and this was entirely organised by volunteers from across the community,  all the voluntary organisations were invited to nominate guests and bring cakes and bakes.

There was a great turnout and a tremendous good humour of the whole event, entertained by the Choir from the Police and the local school children

15/02/2017 – Great visits to Goldfinger Factory at Trellick Tower and Cultivating K&C at Olympia with Cllr Gerard Hargreaves and our energetic Deputy Lieutenant, Lady Arnold. Support these great social enterprises if you need furniture restoration or spring plants. Thanks Terry Oliver, Cynthia Dize and Olly Waddington-Ball. – Facebook link, Twitter Tweet link


Lady Arnold with the Leader of the Council Nick Paget Brown in one of the local Community gardens with volunteers


Lady Arnold at Goldfinger- a social enterprise scheme making furniture in the North of the Borough under Trellick Tower

Laying Victoria Cross stones in Sloane Square.