In common with other counties, Shropshire has a Lord-Lieutenant who is the Queen’s representative in the county. The present Lord-Lieutenant is Sir Algernon Heber-Percy KCVO.
Born in Shropshire, he served for a time in the Grenadier Guards before returning to run the family interests in Shropshire. He farms and runs an estate with his wife Jane. They also look after their large and beautiful garden at Hodnet Hall, which is open to the public. Sir Algernon has had many and varied outside interests throughout his life in the county. These have included being a member of the executive committee of the National Trust and chairman of the Mercia region. He has been a trustee of the National Garden Scheme and the honorary colonel of the 5th Bn The Light Infantry, the West Midland Regiment, and also Shropshire Army Cadet Force. He became Lord-Lieutenant in 1996, and was knighted in the 2014 New Years Honours list. He enjoys gardening, country sports, travel and the arts.
Find out more about the Lord-Lieutenant's responsibilities, including:
- How to address the lord lieutenant
- Information on the Vice-Lord Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants
- Nominations for national honours and awards
- The Queen’s awards for voluntary service and for enterprise
- Advice on royal visits
Further related information is attached to this page, but if you'd like to find out more contact:
- 01743 257712