The Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent, Brigadier Robert Aitken CBE, has launched a website to provide information about his position as The Queen’s representative in the county. The Lord-Lieutenant’s role is, like the Monarch’s, essentially non-political.
The informative website offers details on the Lord-Lieutenant’s duties which include organising royal visits, promoting national honours and awards, military liaison, civic and charity support and community engagement. It features sections on the history of the unpaid post and its sixteenth century origins, protocol and a frequently-asked questions page. Also available are contact details and the means to extend an offer of an invitation to Her Majesty The Queen, other members of the Royal Family or the Lord-Lieutenant himself to attend community, business, civic, voluntary sector and social events in Gwent.
Brigadier Aitken who has lived in Gwent since his childhood is keen to share information about his role in the county. He said: “As Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent I am delighted to provide extensive information on my position as Her Majesty The Queen’s representative. This is the first time we have offered a website focused on the Lord Lieutenancy and I hope it will allow me to engage effectively with the county’s 560,000 residents.”