Her Majesty’s Letters Patent

Fabulous day today – proper spring sunshine and my Letters Patent from Her Majesty The Queen arrived, formally appointing me Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland. Complete with a remarkably large red seal and a red leather wallet.

A real red letter day!

Press Release


Dr Sarah Furness has been named as the next Lord Lieutenant of Rutland. Sarah says ‘I never dreamt that I would be appointed to such a role. It is an enormous honour to serve Her Majesty The Queen as her representative in Rutland – a county I love. I am delighted and will serve Her Majesty and Rutland diligently.’

Sarah will be known to many people in Rutland as she was High Sheriff of Rutland from 2016 -17. Her year saw the introduction of the Hue and Cry, races for charity down Oakham High Street, Continue reading “Press Release”