Read message from the Lord-Lieutenant.
It is with great sadness we report that Richard Marriott, former Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 22 February 2021.
Richard Marriott was appointed HM Lord-Lieutenant in 1996 upon the creation of the new ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire and retired in 2005 after nine years' service. He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 2006 New Year Honours.
Paying tribute, the current Lord-Lieutenant, James Dick, OBE, said, "Richard was well respected throughout the East Riding and the City of Hull. He was well liked, had a great sense of humour and carried out his duties with dignity. He will be sadly missed."
Richard Marriott sat on the Humberside's Rural Development Commission from 1986 until 1995 and was its High Sheriff in the 1991-92 year. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he sat on the councils of the National Army Museum and the University of Hull. He was also Chairman of the Officers' Association from 1977 to 1986 and spent 28 years as financial adviser to the Army Benevolent Fund before he served as its treasurer from 1997 to 2000.
The ancient office of Lord-Lieutenant, whose roots can be traced to Tudor times, is bestowed by The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
The Lord-Lieutenant’s first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown in the East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy area which, for ceremonial purposes comprises both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull.
I look forward to supporting the many diverse communities throughout the area, all of whom, I have the greatest admiration for the varied contributions made by so many in all walks of life.
The Lord-Lieutenant, for ceremonial purposes, covers both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull and is supported in the role by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and a number of Deputy Lieutenants.
In England and Wales, Her Majesty The Queen, upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, appoints a Lord-Lieutenant for each county as Her Majesty’s personal representative within their area.
The Lord-Lieutenant holds office until they attain the age of 75 years.
There are 98 Lord-Lieutenants covering all areas of the United Kingdom, from Shetland to Cornwall and County Tyrone to South Glamorgan.
The Lord-Lieutenant’s first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown in the East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy area which, for ceremonial purposes, comprises both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull.
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