My first day as Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland!

What an exciting day – my first as Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland. I have had so many letters, cards and emails saying lovely things and wishing me well. It fills me with confidence to know that I have so many people behind me. Thanks everybody! 



My day started with a visit to Rutland Radio and an interview with Rob Persani. As Rob had been a runner in my High Sheriff’s Hue and Cry and has interviewed me before, always kindly, it was a great start.

This evening Sir Laurence and Lady Howard strolled up Main Street to our house to raise the Lieutenancy flag.

We drank a toast to wish Laurence Happy Birthday and another to my new Lieutenancy.

My aim is to try and reach as many people of all ages as I can. Hence the blog!