Knighthood for Cambridgeshire’s lord lieutenant
- Credit: Archant
The Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire has been made a knight by the Queen in the latest round of birthday honours.
Hugh Duberly has been appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
Membership of the order is the only knighthood that can be awarded personally by the Queen, and is awarded to people who have served the monarchy in a personal way.
As lord lieutenant, Mr Duberly is the Queen’s representative in Cambridgeshire.
Mr Duberley is also chairman of the Diocese of Ely’s board of finance, is a lay canon of Ely Cathedral, and is president of Cambridgeshire ACRE.
You may also want to watch:
The Bishop of Ely, Stephen Conway, said: “This is a great honour for Sir Hugh and for the county of Cambridgeshire, recognising his devoted service as lord lieutenant. “Alongside the lieutenancy, we celebrate his hugely significant contribution to the Diocese of Ely as long-serving chairman of the board of finance and his role as a lay canon of Ely Cathedral.
Kirsten Bennett, chief executive of Cambridgeshire ACRE, added: “We are delighted that Sir Hugh has been recognised for his service as the lord lieutenant. As our president we celebrate the significant contribution he has made to Cambridgeshire ACRE and rural Cambridgeshire.”
- 1 Shocks all round as police pull over 'white van man'
- 2 HGV driver courses set up to help meet critical shortages
- 3 Fire destroys family bungalow in the Fens
- 4 New Ely cinema, royal visit, Welney gets a hall and Thomas a new car
- 5 G's to help save Christmas for poultry industry
- 6 High-flying 'humble' gymnast, 9, top of the tree on county debut
- 7 Yellow weather warning issued for Cambridgeshire
- 8 80 ‘pieces of graffiti’ removed by council in just six months
- 9 Triple judo Olympic champion to give masterclass for Ely Dojo
- 10 Lets get Cambridgeshire back on the buses says mayor