Guidance for receiving the Deputy Lieutenant
There will be many occasions where one of Shropshire’s Deputy Lieutenants steps up to attend events on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire. At these times they should be afforded the same respect as a member of the Royal Family.
The Deputy Lieutenant will be given precedence over all other guests when no member of the Royal Family is present. This applies to all official ceremonies, such as awards events and official processions.
The Deputy Lieutenant should always be greeted by a designated person, often the host, and it is expected that they will remain accompanied for the duration of the event.
Accepted protocol sees the Deputy Lieutenant arrive shortly after other guests and they should take their seat last.