Lord-Lieutenant of
County Londonderry

Royal Visits



The Lord -Lieutenant says goodbye to Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, after Her Royal Highness officially opened the newly extended Library in Coleraine on the 7th February 2019.  

In November the Princess Royal viewed the World War One Memorial Wood at Brackfield with its poetry path and extensive plantings and as Patron of the Woodland Trust who own and manage the wood. 




Each year Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family carry out over 3,000 varied engagements within the United Kingdom. These comprise visits to schools, hospitals, factories, military units, art galleries, sheltered accommodation, County fairs and shows, hostels for the homeless, local community schemes, and other British and Commonwealth bodies.

It is the role of the Lord-Lieutenant to host Her Majesty and members of the Royal family when they visit the Lieutenancy area. She helps organise the arrangements for such visits.    

The Lord-Lieutenant is pleased to receive enquiries and requests from organisations that would appreciate a Royal Visit. Please make contact through the Clerk.

Each year Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family carry out over 3,000 varied engagements within the United Kingdom. 



HRH the Duchess of Cambridge attended a special event held recently in the Empire Music Hall, Belfast to celebrate the achievements of young people and young entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their communities in Northern Ireland meeting inspirational entrepreneurial young people from the cultural and business sectors in Northern Ireland.


  Two County Londonderry fashion designers met HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at an event in Belfast to recognise the entrepreneurial spirit of young business people : Ellen Yates, a handbag designer with her own shop in Portstewart and Hope Mccauley who is a fashion designer.        From L to R: Aoife Lennon, Hope Macaulay, Ellen Yates, Duchess of Cambridge, Denise Mullan and Cheryl McWilliams. 



Prince Charles's visit to Coleraine University in June 2108 in the company of the newly appointed Lord of County Londonderry, Mrs Alison Millar

Each Royal visit is a unique and exciting occasion for everyone involved.Thank you to Harrison Photography for the images. 

The Queen Officially opens the new Bellarena Station July 2016


                                                        The Royal Steam Train, below Mussenden Temple and along

Downhill Strand.  Part of one of the most scenic train journeys in the world