For The King and Queen: ‘Your Majesty’ on the first occasion and ‘Sir’/‘Ma’am’ thereafter. For other female members of the family who hold the title Her Royal Highness: ‘Your Royal Highness’ on the first occasion and then ‘Ma’am’. For male members of the Royal Family holding the title His Royal Highness: ‘Your Royal Highness’ on the first occasion and ‘Sir’ thereafter.
The Sovereign, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, appoints Lord-Lieutenants. The opinions of a wide range of citizens in the county are taken before the Prime Minister’s office advises The King on possible nominations.
The Lord-Lieutenant, with the non-disapproval of the Sovereign, appoints Deputy Lieutenants (DLs) to assist them in carrying out their duties for the Crown. The maximum number is laid down and relates to the population of the county.
The King’s Award for Voluntary Service is awarded annually in November for outstanding achievement by groups who regularly volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the lives of others. More information can be found here.
The King’s Award for Enterprise is valid for 5 years and is given for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the following categories: innovation, international trade, sustainable development, promoting opportunity through social mobility. Further information can be found here.
HM The King sends congratulatory messages to those celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and every year thereafter, and those celebrating their 60th, 65th and 70th wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter. Visit our web page here.