Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants of Bedfordshire

Vice Lord-Lieutenant appointment information

The Lord-Lieutenant of a county, with Her 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 Her Majesty The Queen 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).