Beatrice creating history to represent King Charles - The Evesham Observer

Beatrice creating history to represent King Charles

Evesham Editorial 8th Jan, 2023   0

KING CHARLES III has appointed Beatrice Grant as the first woman to hold the prestigious position of Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire.

She will replace incumbent Lt Col Patrick Holcroft CVO OBE, who will be retiring in March having reached the statutory retirement age of 75 and having completed 10 years of dedicated service to the county.

After a long and thorough consultation process, Downing Street has announced His Majesty has approved the appointment of Mrs Grant DL as Col Holcroft’s successor.

The decision means she will be the first woman to hold this prestigious position in the 470-year history of the Worcestershire Lieutenancy.

Lt Col Holcroft said: “I am delighted Beatrice Grant will be the next Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire. Her knowledge of the county and her years of experience in the charitable sector will be enormously valuable in the role.

“I am looking forward to working with her after Christmas and handing over the reins on St Patrick’s Day.”

Mrs Grant, who has deep family roots in the county, has lived in Worcestershire for 28 years. She is very much looking forward to taking on this role and supporting the county’s diverse communities.

Lord-Lieutenants are His Majesty The King’s personal representative in the counties, a role established during the reign of King Henry VIII.

The role of Lord-Lieutenant is a voluntary position and is non-political. It is extremely varied, and Lord-Lieutenants have wide discretion on how they carry out their duties.


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