For The Queen: ‘Your Majesty’ on the first occasion and ‘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 Queen 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 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Serviceis awarded annually in June for outstanding achievement by groups who regularly volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the lives of others. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise are valid for 5 years and are made for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the following categories: innovation, international trade, sustainable development, promoting opportunity through social mobility. Details of these awards are at the links above along with lists of previous Somerset Award winners at the following links: Somerset Recipients HM The Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Somerset Recipients – QAVS
HM The Queen 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.