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Badges, uniforms & etiquette

The Lieutenancy uniform
When representing The Queen and on certain other official occasions, the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey wears a military-style dark blue uniform with scarlet trim on the trousers and jacket and on the peaked cap, which carries a cap badge depicting the Tudor rose. There is also a sword with a steel scabbard. No Badge of Office exists for a male Lord-Lieutenant to wear with civilian clothes on other occasions.


The Vice Lord-Lieutenant and male Representative Deputy Lieutenants wear a similar uniform (below), although those with former military service – holding Naval, Army or Air Force rank of Colonel (or equivalent) or above – may opt to wear the uniform of their service. There is no uniform for female Deputy Lieutenants, although those who have previously served in one of the Services may wear the uniform of their rank and service in which they last served.


The Lieutenancy badge
Deputy Lieutenants wear this badge and when formally representing the Lord-Lieutenant.

The enamelled badge depicts the Tudor rose surmounted by a crown, suspended on a ribbon or court bow of the Lieutenancy colours, white and magenta.


Protocol and precedence
The Lord-Lieutenant is Her Majesty The Queen's representative in the county. Issues relating to protocol and precedence can be clarified by consultation with the Assistant Clerk to the Lieutenancy (

) or 020 8541 9127

How to address the Lord-Lieutenant
In writing: Mr Michael More-Molyneux, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey.

Salutation: Dear Lord-Lieutenant, or Dear Mr More-Molyneux. 

In a speech preamble: My Lord-Lieutenant. 

Conversation (on formal occasions): Lord-Lieutenant, or Mr More-Molyneux.