Welcome to the Lieutenancy of South Yorkshire
Andrew Coombe is Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County of South Yorkshire. Lord-Lieutenants are The Queen's personal representative and should receive the same etiquette and protocol as any member of the Royal Family.
There are 98 Lord-Lieutenants, who cover all areas of the UK, from Shetland to Cornwall, County Tyrone to South Glamorgan. Lord-Lieutenants were originally appointed in the reign of Henry VIII to raise militia though this function has now been transferred back to the Crown.
Lord-Lieutenants now perform a range of duties on behalf of the monarchy. These include organising Royal Visits and accompanying members of the Royal Family on official engagements. They also carry out other functions in their county including the presentation of honours such as the British Empire Medal, decorations such as the Elizabeth Cross and awards including The Queen's Awards for Industry and Voluntary Service.
The Lord-Lieutenant is also responsible for ensuring that The Queen's Household is kept informed about local issues relating to his area.
Male Lord-Lieutenants wear a military-style uniform with a crimson and silver sash, scarlet stripes on the trousers (overalls) and a forage cap with a scarlet band and gold embroidered badge with silver oak leaf embroidery on the peak. They carry a sword with a Mameluke hilt and scimitar blade and wear boots with spurs.