Badges, Uniform, and Etiquette

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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:     Mr Andrew Blackman Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex
Salutation:    Dear Lord-Lieutenant,

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