Vice and Deputy Lord-Lieutenant

A vice lord-lieutentant and a number of deputy lieutenants support the lord-lieutentant. A deputy lieutenant must live in the county or within seven miles of the county border. All deputy lieutenants are entitled to use the initials DL after their name, but there is no formal way of addressing them.

The vice lord-lieutentant is appointed by the lord-lieutentant from among the deputies. Should a vice lord-lieutentant be acting for the lord-lieutentant he would take his superior’s precedence.

How to Address a Vice Lord-Lieutanant

There is no recognised abbreviation for this appointment, but he or she may continue to use the letters DL after his/her name.

If writing to a vice lord-lieutentant in his official capacity, the style of address on an envelope is:
Mark Brook, Esq, DL* 
Vice Lord-Lieutenant of (County)

*The letters DL may be placed after his/her name (following JP), although in social correspondence these are often omitted, especially if the holder also has a number of Crown honours.

 

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