Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants of Bedfordshire

Vice Lord-Lieutenant appointment information

The Lord-Lieutenant of a county, with His Majesty's approbation, may appoint a Deputy Lieutenant of the county to be Vice Lord-Lieutenant.

A nomination by the Lord-Lieutenant for the appointment of a Vice Lord-Lieutenant is submitted to the Prime Minister in order that the approval of His Majesty The King may be obtained. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant's appointment automatically lapses when the Lord-Lieutenant who appointed him ceases to be Lord-Lieutenant.

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant stands in the place of the Lord-Lieutenant when the Lord-Lieutenant is absent, sick or otherwise unable to act (e.g. if abroad).