Enquiries, etiquette and protocol

This information is provided to assist those who are planning an event to which the Lord-Lieutenant has been (or is to be) invited, and who wish to know how to contact the Lord-Lieutenant or his staff, and some guidance on etiquette.


  • Written: Nigel Atkinson Esq, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire

  • Salutation: Dear Lord-Lieutenant

  • In a Speech: In the preamble the Lord-Lieutenant is referred to as ‘Lord-Lieutenant’ therefore a speech might begin ‘Lord-Lieutenant, Ladies and Gentlemen’

  • Conversation: The Lord-Lieutenant likes to be addressed as ‘Mr Atkinson’ or ‘Lord-Lieutenant’


Issues relating to protocol and precedence can be clarified in consultation with the Lieutenancy Office.