Badges, Uniform, and Etiquette


You can recognise The Lord-Lieutenant on formal occasions by his uniform which is based on a General Officer in the Army’s No 1 Dress – It serves as a symbol of the role’s military origins.


In plain clothes, a male Deputy Lieutenant may wear a neck badge, when representing The Lord-Lieutenant.

Women Deputy Lieutenants may either wear a neck badge when representing the Lord Lieutenant but may also wear a badge on a Court Bow.

You can discover who the Deputies are by clicking here.

Male/Female Deputy Lieutenant Badge

Female Deputy Lieutenant Badge


The Lord-Lieutenant is The Queen’s personal representative within East Sussex and should be accorded the same etiquette and protocol as any member of the Royal Family when he is attending any event in East Sussex in his official capacity.

Where the Lord-Lieutenant is unable to attend he may be represented by his Vice Lord-Lieutenant or a Deputy Lieutenant, where the same etiquette and protocol should be followed.

Correct Form of Address and Salutation

Form of Address:   Initially, “Lord-Lieutenant” followed by “Sir” subsequently, unless asked to do otherwise.
Written address:     Sir Peter J Field Esq Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex
Salutation:    Dear Lord-Lieutenant,

Further queries on Etiquette and Protocol should be referred to the Deputy Clerk to the Lieutenancy.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh10 June 1921 - 9 April 2021

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness was born on 10th June 1921 and since their marriage in November 1947 He has been a constant support and companion to Her Majesty The Queen and has touched the hearts of all in East Sussex. His commitment to our Queen and our nation has been total and I am sure you will join with me in sending our sincere condolences to Her Majesty and the whole Royal family on His passing.