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About the Lieutenancy

The Lord-Lieutenant is the personal representative of His Majesty The King in West Sussex and is appointed by the King on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.  Her role is to represent the Crown and uphold its dignity within the county by supporting activities that enhance the lives of its residents. 

West Sussex is a diverse and vibrant county, and its villages, towns and cities are full of talented, dedicated and creative people and organisations covering a wide range of human experience and activity.  The Lord-Lieutenant is keen to promote, encourage and celebrate all that the county has to offer.

The role of Lord-Lieutenant is voluntary and strictly non-political. 

Lord-Lieutenants retire at the age of 75.

The Lord-Lieutenant is supported by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant and a team of Deputy Lieutenants who carry out duties on her behalf.

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