Knighthood for Cambridgeshire’s lord lieutenant

Lord Lieutenant Hugh Duberly. Picture: Steve Williams.

Lord Lieutenant Hugh Duberly. Picture: Steve Williams. - 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.

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.”