How to Request a Royal Visit

The Lord Lieutenant is responsible for the arrangement of a visit to Lanarkshire, by a member of the Royal Family. The Lieutenancy Office will make arrangements direct with the Royal Household, the host organisation/business and the local Police.

A Royal visit is a very special occasion, often it marks a unique event with which a town, business, community, school, voluntary organisation etc that has been or is still involved. It often includes visits to open a new building or landmarks, a new hospital or college/ university, as well as recognising community projects and schemes, military units and charities.

Invitations to members of the Royal Family may be made either direct to the Lord Lieutenant or direct to the Private Secretary at Buckingham Palace with a copy being sent to the Lord Lieutenant. If you wish to extend an invitation to an event taking place in Lanarkshire, you should allow at least 6 months notice, or up to a year, if it is for a special occasion on a particular day.

The King and his family make at least 3,000 visits a year and requests far exceed this number, so it is simply not possible for all invitations to be accepted, however all requests are give careful consideration.

Planning a Royal Visit involves a great deal of detailed work and partnership liaison and if your bid is successful the Lord Lieutenant’s Office will give full guidance and support.

Please use the details below to contact the Lieutenancy Office concerning a Royal Visit to Lanarkshire.