Order of precedence in Northern Ireland

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An unofficial order of precedence in Northern Ireland, according to Burke's Peerage, 106th. Edition [1], not officially authorised by or published with authority (cum privilegio) from either Buckingham Palace (the Royal Household) or the College of Arms, or the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice or the Northern Ireland Office of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, or the Assembly of Northern Ireland, or the Northern Ireland Executive.

Gentlemen[edit]

  1. The Sovereign (The Queen)
  2. The Duke of Edinburgh
  3. Sons of the Sovereign
    1. The Prince of Wales
    2. The Duke of York
    3. The Earl of Wessex
  4. Grandsons of the Sovereign
    1. The Duke of Cambridge
    2. Prince Harry
    3. Viscount Severn
    4. Peter Phillips
  5. Brothers of the Sovereign (of which there are none)
  6. Uncles of the Sovereign (none living)
  7. Nephews of the Sovereign (Viscount Linley)
  8. Grandsons of former Sovereigns being Dukes
    1. The Duke of Gloucester
    2. The Duke of Kent
  9. Grandsons of former Sovereigns not being Dukes
    1. Prince Michael of Kent
      nb: since there is no specific place in the order for a great-grandchild of the Sovereign (no matter how directly in line), Prince George of Cambridge must presumably take precedence as the eldest son of a Duke of the Blood Royal (see below).
  10. The Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic archbishops of Ireland, and the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, according to the seniority of their consecration or election:[contradictory]
    1. Archbishop of Armagh (Roman Catholic) (Cardinal Sean Brady)
    2. Archbishop of Armagh (Church of Ireland) (Richard Clarke)
    3. Archbishop of Dublin (Roman Catholic) (Diarmuid Martin)
    4. Archbishop of Dublin (Church of Ireland) (Michael Jackson)
    5. Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (Roy Patton)
  11. The Lord High Steward (office only in existence for coronations)
  12. The Lord High Chancellor (Chris Grayling MP)
  13. The Prime Minister (David Cameron MP)
  14. Commonwealth Prime Ministers, while visiting the UK, in order of appointment
  15. The Lord High Treasurer (currently in commission)
  16. Lord President of the Council (Nick Clegg MP)
  17. Speaker of the House of Commons (John Bercow MP)
  18. The President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury)
  19. The Lord Privy Seal (Andrew Lansley MP)
  20. Ambassadors of foreign countries and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries according to date of arrival
  21. The Lord High Constable (office only in existence coronations)
  22. The Earl Marshal (The Duke of Norfolk)
  23. The Lord High Admiral (office now held by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh)
  24. The Lord Steward of the Household (The Earl of Dalhousie)
  25. Dukes
  26. Earl of Ulster, eldest son of The Duke of Gloucester
  27. Earl of St Andrews, eldest son of The Duke of Kent
  28. Prince George of Cambridge, only son of the Duke of Cambridge
  29. Ministers, envoys, and other very important visitors from foreign countries
  30. The Lord Great Chamberlain (the Marquess of Cholmondeley)
  31. Marquesses
  32. Eldest sons of dukes
    1. Earl of Arundel and Surrey, eldest son of the Duke of Norfolk
    2. Lord Seymour, eldest son of the Duke of Somerset
    3. Earl of March and Kinrara, eldest son of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon
    4. Earl of Euston, eldest son of the Duke of Grafton
    5. Marquess of Worcester, eldest son of the Duke of Beaufort
    6. Earl of Burford, eldest son of the Duke of St Albans
    7. Marquess of Tavistock, eldest son of the Duke of Bedford
    8. Marquess of Hartington, eldest son of the Duke of Devonshire
    9. Marquess of Blandford, eldest son of the Duke of Marlborough
    10. Marquess of Granby, eldest son of the Duke of Rutland
    11. Marquess of Douglas and Clydedale, eldest son of the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon
    12. Earl of Dalkeith, eldest son of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry
    13. Marquess of Lorne, eldest son of the Duke of Argyll
    14. Marquess of Tullibardine, eldest son of the Duke of Atholl
    15. Marquess of Graham, eldest son of the Duke of Montrose
    16. Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford, eldest son of the Duke of Roxburghe
    17. Viscount Mandeville, eldest son of the Duke of Manchester
    18. Earl Percy, eldest son of the Duke of Northumberland
    19. Marquess of Douro, eldest son of the Duke of Wellington
    20. Marquess of Stafford, eldest son of the Duke of Sutherland
    21. Marquess of Hamilton, eldest son of the Duke of Abercorn
    22. Earl Grosvenor, eldest son of the Duke of Westminster
    23. Earl of Southesk, eldest son of the Duke of Fife
    24. Earl of Ulster, eldest son of the Duke of Gloucester
    25. Earl of St Andrews, eldest son of the Duke of Kent
    26. The Prince of Wales, eldest son of the Duke of Edinburgh
    27. Prince George of Cambridge, only son of the Duke of Cambridge
  33. The Lord Chamberlain of the Household (The Earl Peel)
  34. The Master of the Horse (The Lord Vestey)
  35. Earls
  36. Younger sons of dukes of Blood Royal (Lord Nicholas Windsor)
  37. Eldest sons of marquesses
    1. Earl of Wiltshire, eldest son of the Marquess of Winchester
    2. Earl of Aboyne, eldest son of the Marquess of Huntly
    3. Viscount Drumlanrig, eldest son of the Marquess of Queensberry
    4. Earl of Shelburne, eldest son of the Marquess of Lansdowne
    5. Viscount Raynham, eldest son of the Marquess Townshend
    6. Viscount Cranborne, eldest son of the Marquess of Salisbury
    7. Viscount Weymouth, eldest son of the Marquess of Bath
    8. Earl of Yarmouth, eldest son of the Marquess of Hertford
    9. Earl of Dumfries, eldest son of the Marquess of Bute
    10. Earl of Tyrone, eldest son of the Marquess of Waterford
    11. Earl of Hillsborough, eldest son of the Marquess of Downshire
    12. Earl of Belfast, eldest son of the Marquess of Donegall
    13. Earl of Bective, eldest son of the Marquess of Headfort
    14. Viscount Loftus, eldest son of the Marquess of Ely
    15. Lord Burghley, eldest son of the Marquess of Exeter
    16. Earl Compton, eldest son of the Marquess of Northampton
    17. Earl of Brecknock, eldest son of the Marquess Camden
    18. Earl of Uxbridge, eldest son of the Marquess of Anglesey
    19. Viscount Castlereagh, eldest son of the Marquess of Londonderry
    20. Earl of Mount Charles, eldest son of the Marquess Conyngham
    21. Earl of Cardigan, eldest son of the Marquess of Ailesbury
    22. Earl of Mulgrave, eldest son of the Marquess of Normanby
    23. Earl Ronaldshay, eldest son of the Marquess of Zetland
    24. Earl of Hopetoun, eldest son of the Marquess of Linlithgow
    25. Earl of Haddo, eldest son of the Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
    26. Earl of Medina, eldest son of the Marquess of Milford Haven
    27. Viscount Erleigh, eldest son of the Marquess of Reading
  38. Younger sons of dukes
    1. The Lord Thomas Fitzalan-Howard
    2. The Lord Philip Fitzalan-Howard
    3. The Lord Gerald Fitzalan-Howard
    4. The Lord Michael Fitzalan-Howard
    5. The Lord Mark Fitzalan-Howard
    6. The Lord Charles Seymour
    7. The Lord Francis Seymour
    8. The Lord Nicholas Gordon-Lennox
    9. The Lord Charles FitzRoy
    10. The Lord Edward FitzRoy
    11. The Lord Edward Somerset
    12. The Lord John Somerset
    13. The Lord Peter Beauclerk
    14. The Lord James Beauclerk
    15. The Lord John Beauclerk
    16. The Lord Robin Russell
    17. The Lord James Russell
    18. The Lord Rudolf Russell
    19. The Lord Francis Russell
    20. The Lord Hugh Russell
    21. The Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill
    22. The Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill
    23. The Lord Hugo Manners
    24. The Lord Edward Manners
    25. The Lord Roger Manners
    26. The Lord John Douglas-Hamilton
      The Lord Selkirk of Douglas, though a son of a Duke of Hamilton, takes lower rank as a life baron
    27. The Lord Patrick Douglas-Hamilton
    28. The Lord David Douglas-Hamilton
    29. The Lord John Montagu-Douglas-Scott
    30. The Lord Damian Montagu-Douglas-Scott
    31. The Lord Colin Campbell
    32. The Lord Craig Murray
    33. The Lord Ronald Graham
    34. The Lord Donald Graham
    35. The Lord Edward Innes-Ker
    36. The Lord George Innes-Ker
    37. The Lord Robert Innes-Ker
    38. The Lord Kimble Montagu
    39. The Lord Max Percy
    40. The Lord James Percy
    41. The Lord John FitzGerald
    42. The Lord Adrian FitzGerald
    43. The Lord Richard Wellesley
    44. The Lord John Wellesley
    45. The Lord James Wellesley
    46. The Lord Henry Egerton
    47. The Lord Nicholas Hamilton
    48. The Lord Anthony Hamilton
  39. Viscounts
  40. Eldest sons of earls
    1. Viscount Ingestre, eldest son of the Earl of Shrewsbury
    2. Lord Stanley of Bickerstaffe, eldest son of the Earl of Derby
    3. Lord Herbert of Cardiff, eldest son of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery
    4. Charles Courtenay, eldest son of the Earl of Devon
    5. Viscount Andover, eldest son of the Earl of Suffolk
    6. Viscount Feilding, eldest son of the Earl of Denbigh
    7. Lord Norreys, eldest son of the Earl of Lindsey
    8. Viscount Maidstone, eldest son of the Earl of Winchelsea
    9. Viscount Hinchingbrooke, eldest son of the Earl of Sandwich
    10. Viscount Woodstock, eldest son of the Earl of Portland
    11. Viscount Bury, eldest son of the Earl of Albermarle
    12. Viscount Deerhurst, eldest son of the Earl of Coventry
    13. Lord Balniel, eldest son of the Earl of Crawford
    14. Lord Hay, eldest son of the Earl of Erroll
    15. Lord Strathnaver, eldest son of the Earl of Sutherland
    16. Lord Aberdour, eldest son of the Earl of Morton
    17. Lord Cardross, eldest son of the Earl of Buchan
    18. Lord Montgomerie, eldest son of the Earl of Eglinton
    19. Lord Berriedale, eldest son of the Earl of Caithness
    20. Lord Doune, eldest son of the Earl of Morway
    21. Lord Glamis, eldest son of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
    22. Lord Binning, eldest son of the Earl of Haddington
    23. Viscount of Maitland, eldest son of the Earl of Lauderdale
    24. Viscount of Garnock, eldest son of the Earl of Lindsay
    25. Viscount of Dupplin, eldest son of the Earl of Kinnoull
    26. Lord Bruce of Kinloss, eldest son of the Earl of Elgin
    27. Lord Neidpath, eldest son of the Earl of Wemyss
    28. Lord Ramsay of Dalhousie, eldest son of the Earl of Dalhousie
    29. Lord Ogilvy of Airlie, eldest son of the Earl of Airlie
    30. Lord Balgonie, eldest son of the Earl of Leven
    31. Lord Huntingtower, eldest son of the Countess of Dysart
    32. Lord Daer, eldest son of the Baron Selkirk of Douglas (disclaimed Earldom of Selkirk)
    33. Lord Rosehill, eldest son of the Earl of Northesk
    34. Lord Scrymgeour, eldest son of the Earl of Dundee
    35. Lord Johnstone, eldest son of the Earl of Annandale and Hartfell
    36. Lord Cochrane, eldest son of the Earl of Dundonald
    37. Viscount of Kirkwall, eldest son of the Earl of Orkney
    38. Viscount of Reidhaven, eldest son of the Earl of Seafield
    39. Lord Dalmeny, eldest son of the Earl of Rosebery
    40. Viscount of Kelburn, eldest son of the Earl of Glasgow
    41. Lord Guernsey, eldest son of the Earl of Aylesford
    42. Viscount Chewton, eldest son of the Earl Waldegrave
    43. Viscount Petersham, eldest son of the Earl of Harrington
    44. Viscount Lymington, eldest son of the Earl of Portsmouth
    45. Lord Brooke, eldest son of the Earl of Warwick
    46. Viscount Folkestone, eldest son of the Earl of Radnor
    47. Viscount Althorp, eldest son of the Earl Spencer
    48. Lord Apsley, eldest son of the Earl Bathurst
    49. Lord Hyde, eldest son of the Earl of Clarendon
    50. Viscount of Stormont, eldest son of the Earl of Mansfield
    51. Lord Porchester, eldest son of the Earl of Carnarvon
    52. Viscount Chelsea, eldest son of the Earl Cadogan
    53. Viscount FitzHarris, eldest son of the Earl of Malmesbury
    54. Viscount Dungarvan, eldest son of the Earl of Cork
    55. Lord Ardee, eldest son of the Earl of Meath
    56. Viscount Moore, eldest son of the Earl of Drogheda
    57. Viscount Forbes, eldest son of the Earl of Granard
    58. Lord Clifton of Rathmore, eldest son of the Earl of Darnley
    59. Viscount Ikerrin, eldest son of the Earl of Carrick
    60. Viscount Boyle, eldest son of the Earl of Shannon
    61. Viscount Stopford, eldest son of the Earl of Courtown
    62. Viscount Pollington, eldest son of the Earl of Mexborough
    63. Viscount Jocelyn, eldest son of the Earl of Roden
    64. Viscount Lisburne, eldest son of the Earl of Lisburne
    65. Lord Gilford, eldest son of the Earl of Clanwilliam
    66. Viscount Dunluce, eldest son of the Earl of Antrim
    67. Lord Silchester, eldest son of the Earl of Longford
    68. Viscount Carlow, eldest son of the Earl of Portarlington
    69. Lord Naas, eldest son of the Earl of Mayo
    70. Viscount Crichton, eldest son of the Earl of Erne
    71. Lord Bingham, eldest son of the Earl of Lucan
    72. Viscount Corry, eldest son of the Earl Belmore
    73. Viscount Suirdale, eldest son of the Earl of Donoughmore
    74. Viscount Alexander, eldest son of the Earl of Caledon
    75. Lord Loughborough, eldest son of the Earl of Rosslyn
    76. Viscount Cranley, eldest son of the Earl of Onslow
    77. Viscount Grey de Wilton, eldest son of the Earl of Wilton
    78. Viscount Glentworth, eldest son of the Earl of Limerick
    79. Viscount Clive, eldest son of the Earl of Powis
    80. Viscount Merton, eldest son of the Earl Nelson
    81. Lord Oxmantown, eldest son of the Earl of Rosse
    82. Viscount Somerton, eldest son of the Earl of Normanton
    83. Viscount Lowther, eldest son of the Earl of Lonsdale
    84. Viscount Sandon, eldest son of the Earl of Harrowby
    85. Viscount Melgund, eldest son of the Earl of Minto
    86. Viscount Grimston, eldest son of the Earl of Verulam
    87. Lord Eliot, eldest son of the Earl of St Germans
    88. Viscount Boringdon, eldest son of the Earl of Morley
    89. Viscount Newport, eldest son of the Earl of Bradford
    90. Viscount Encombe, eldest son of the Earl of Elden
    91. Viscount Curzon, eldest son of the Earl Howe
    92. Viscount Durwich, eldest son of the Earl of Stradbroke
    93. Lord Langton, eldest son of the Earl Temple of Stowe
    94. Viscount Newry, eldest son of the Earl of Kilmorey
    95. Viscount Northland, eldest son of the Earl of Ranfurly
    96. Viscount Anson, eldest son of the Earl of Lichfield
    97. Viscount Granville, eldest son of the Earl Granville
    98. Lord Howard of Effingham, eldest son of the Earl of Effingham
    99. Lord Ducie, eldest son of the Earl of Ducie
    100. Lord Worsley, eldest son of the Earl of Yarborough
    101. Viscount Coke, eldest son of the Earl of Leicester
    102. Viscount Campden, eldest son of the Earl of Gainsborough
    103. Viscount Enfield, eldest son of the Earl of Strafford
    104. Viscount Dangan, eldest son of the Earl Cowley
    105. Viscount Ednam, eldest son of the Earl of Dudley
    106. Viscount Tarbat, eldest son of the Earl of Cromartie
    107. Viscount Carlton, eldest son of the Earl of Wharncliffe
    108. Viscount Garmoyle, eldest son of the Earl Cairns
    109. Viscount Wolmer, eldest son of the Earl of Selborne
    110. Lord Medway, eldest son of the Earl of Cranbrook
    111. Viscount Errington, eldest son of the Earl of Cromer
    112. Viscount Hawkesbury, eldest son of the Earl of Liverpool
    113. Viscount Borodale, eldest son of the Earl Beatty
    114. Viscount Dawick, eldest son of the Earl Haig
    115. Viscount Asquith, eldest son of the Earl of Oxford
    116. Viscount Jellicoe, eldest son of the Earl Jellicoe
    117. Viscount Clanfield, eldest son of the Earl Peel
    118. Lord Irwin, eldest son of the Earl of Halifax
    119. Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, eldest son of the Earl of Gowrie
    120. Viscount Gwynedd, eldest son of the Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor
    121. Lord Romsey, eldest son of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma
    122. Viscount Linley, eldest son of the Earl of Snowdon
    123. Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, eldest son of the Earl of Stockton
  41. The Lord Frederick Windsor
  42. Younger sons of marquesses
  43. The Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Bishops, according to seniority of consecration
  44. Secretaries of State, if of the degree of a baron (none)
  45. Barons and Lords of Parliament
  46. The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland (Sir C. Declan Morgan)
  47. Treasurer of the Household (John Randall MP)
  48. Comptroller of the Household (Alistair Carmichael MP)
  49. Vice-Chamberlain of the Household (Greg Knight MP)
  50. Secretaries of State under the degree of baron
    1. William Hague MP (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
    2. Chris Grayling MP (Secretary of State for Justice; ranks higher as Lord Chancellor)
    3. Philip Hammond MP (Secretary of State for Defence)
    4. Dr Vince Cable MP (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills)
    5. Iain Duncan Smith MP (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions)
    6. Ed Davey MP (Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change)
    7. Jeremy Hunt MP (Secretary of State for Health)
    8. Michael Gove MP (Secretary of State for Education)
    9. Eric Pickles MP (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government)
    10. Owen Paterson MP (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
    11. Michael Moore MP (Secretary of State for Scotland)
    12. Patrick McLoughlin MP (Secretary of State for Transport)
    13. Sajid Javid MP (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport)
      The Secretaries of State for the Home Department; for Northern Ireland; and for International Development are women
  51. Eldest sons of viscounts
  52. Younger sons of earls
  53. Eldest sons of barons
  54. Knights of the Garter
  55. Knights of the Thistle
  56. Knights of St. Patrick (none, order dormant)
  57. Privy Counsellors
  58. Lords Justices of Appeal of Northern Ireland
  59. Judges of the High Court of Northern Ireland
  60. Younger sons of viscounts
  61. Younger sons of barons
  62. Baronets
  63. Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  64. Knights Grand Commanders of the Order of the Star of India (none, order dormant)
  65. Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  66. Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (none, order dormant)
  67. Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  68. Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  69. Knights Commanders of the Order of the Bath
  70. Knights Commanders of the Order of the Star of India (none, order dormant)
  71. Knights Commanders of the Order of St Michael and St George
  72. Knights Commanders of the Order of the Indian Empire (none, order dormant)
  73. Knights Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order
  74. Knights Commanders of the Order of the British Empire
  75. Knights Bachelor
  76. County Court Judges in Northern Ireland and Recorders of Boroughs
  77. Companions of the Order of the Bath
  78. Companions of the Order of the Star of India (none, order dormant)
  79. Companions of the Order of St Michael and St George
  80. Companions of the Order of the Indian Empire (none, order dormant)
  81. Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order
  82. Commanders of the Order of the British Empire
  83. Companions of the Distinguished Service Order
  84. Lieutenants of the Royal Victorian Order
  85. Officers of the Order of the British Empire
  86. Companions of the Imperial Service Order
  87. Eldest sons of younger sons of peers
  88. Eldest sons of baronets
  89. Eldest sons of Knights of the Garter
  90. Eldest sons of Knights of the Thistle
  91. Eldest sons of Knights of St Patrick
  92. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  93. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Star of India
  94. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  95. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  96. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  97. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  98. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  99. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  100. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  101. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  102. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  103. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  104. Members of the Royal Victorian Order
  105. Members of the Order of the British Empire
  106. Younger sons of baronets
  107. Younger sons of Knights of the Garter
  108. Younger sons of Knights of the Thistle
  109. Younger sons of Knights of St Patrick
  110. Younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  111. Younger sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Star of India
  112. Younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  113. Younger sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  114. Younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  115. Younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  116. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  117. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  118. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  119. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  120. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  121. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  122. The Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (Malcolm McKibbin)
  123. The Permanent Secretary to the Department of Finance and Personnel (Stephen Peover)
  124. The Permanent Secretary to the Department of Education (Paul Sweeney)
  125. The Permanent Secretary to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Gerry Lavery)
  126. The Permanent Secretary to the Department of the Environment (Leo O'Reilly)
  127. The Permanent Secretary to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (David Sterling)
  128. The Permanent Secretary to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Andrew McCormick)
  129. The Permanent Secretary to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (Rosalie Flanagan)
  130. The Permanent Secretary to the Department for Employment and Learning (Alan Shannon)
  131. The Permanent Secretary to the Department of Regional Development (David Orr)
  132. The Permanent Secretary to the Department of Social Development (William Haire)
  133. The Clerk of the Northern Ireland Assembly (Arthur Moir)
  134. The Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland (Kieran Donnelly)
  135. The Examiner of Statutory Rules (Gordon Nabney)
  136. The Crown Solicitor for Northern Ireland (O G Paulin)
  137. Queen's Counsel of Northern Ireland
  138. The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (Matt Baggott)

Ladies[edit]

  1. The Queen
  2. Queens dowager (none living; ordered according to husband's death, earliest first)
  3. Daughters-in-law of the Sovereign
    1. The Duchess of Cornwall
    2. The Countess of Wessex
  4. Daughters of the Sovereign
    1. The Princess Royal
  5. Granddaughters-in-law of the Sovereign
    1. The Duchess of Cambridge
    2. Autumn Phillips
  6. Granddaughters of the Sovereign
    1. Princess Beatrice of York
    2. Princess Eugenie of York
    3. Lady Louise Windsor
    4. Zara Phillips, MBE
  7. Sisters-in-law of the Sovereign (of which there are none)
  8. Sisters of the Sovereign (none living)
  9. Aunts (by marriage) of the Sovereign (none living)
  10. Aunts (by blood) of the Sovereign (none living)
  11. Nieces (by marriage) of the Sovereign (Viscountess Linley)
  12. Nieces (by blood) of the Sovereign (Lady Sarah Chatto)
  13. Granddaughters-in-law of former Sovereigns (whose husbands are Dukes)
    1. The Duchess of Gloucester
    2. The Duchess of Kent
  14. Granddaughters-in-law of former Sovereigns (whose husbands are not Dukes)
    1. Princess Michael of Kent
    2. The Countess of Harewood
  15. Granddaughters of former Sovereigns
    1. Princess Alexandra, The Hon Lady Ogilvy
  16. Commonwealth Prime Ministers, while visiting the UK, in order of appointment
  17. Ambassadors of foreign countries and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries according to date of arrival
  18. Duchesses
  19. Countess of Ulster, wife of Earl of Ulster
  20. Countess of St Andrews, wife of Earl of St Andrews
  21. The Lady Davina Windsor, eldest daughter of the Duke of Gloucester
  22. The Lady Rose Gilman, younger daughter of the Duke of Gloucester
  23. The Lady Helen Taylor, eldest daughter of the Duke of Kent
  24. Marchionesses
  25. Wives of duke's eldest sons
  26. Daughters of dukes not married to peers
  27. Countesses
  28. Wives of marquesses' eldest sons
  29. The Lady Gabriella Windsor
  30. Marquesses' daughters not married to peers
  31. Wives of dukes' younger sons
  32. Viscountesses
  33. Wives of eldest sons of earls or of countesses in their own right
  34. Earls' daughters not married to peers
  35. Sophie Winkleman, wife of Lord Frederick Windsor
  36. Wives of marquesses' younger sons
  37. Secretaries of State, if of the degree of a baron (none)
  38. Baronesses, wives Lords of Parliament, and female holders of Lordships of Parliament
  39. Secretaries of State below the degree of baron
    1. Theresa May MP (Secretary of State for the Home Department)
    2. Justine Greening MP (Secretary of State for International Development)
    3. Theresa Villiers MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland)
  40. Wives of viscounts' eldest sons
  41. Viscounts' daughters not married to peers
  42. Wives of younger sons of earls or of countesses in their own right
  43. Wives of eldest sons of barons or baronesses
  44. Daughters of barons or baronesses
  45. Ladies of the Garter
    1. The Princess Royal
    2. Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy
    3. The Baroness Thatcher
    4. The Lady Soames
  46. Ladies of the Thistle
    1. The Princess Royal
    2. Lady Marion Fraser
  47. Wives of Knights of the Garter
    1. The Queen
    2. The Duchess of Cornwall
    3. The Duchess of Gloucester
    4. The Duchess of Kent
    5. The Duchess of Grafton
    6. The Lady Richardson of Duntisbourne
    7. The Lady Carrington
    8. The Duchess of Wellington
    9. The Lady Bramall
    10. The Viscountess Ridley
    11. The Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover
    12. The Lady Ashburton
    13. The Lady Kingsdown
    14. Lady Hillary
    15. Lady Mary Colman
    16. The Duchess of Abercorn
    17. The Lady Inge
    18. Lady Acland
    19. The Duchess of Westminster
    20. The Lady Butler of Brockwell
    21. The Lady Morris of Aberavon
    22. Lady Major
    23. The Lady Bingham of Cornhill
  48. Wives of Knights of the Thistle
    1. The Queen
    2. The Duchess of Cornwall
    3. The Countess of Wemyss
    4. The Duchess of Buccleuch
    5. The Countess of Elgin
    6. The Lady Thomson of Monifieth
    7. The Countess of Airlie
    8. The Lady Margaret Tennant
    9. The Viscountess of Arbuthnott
    10. The Countess of Crawford
    11. The Lady Macfarlane of Bearsden
    12. The Lady Mackay of Clashfern
    13. The Lady Wilson of Tillyorn
    14. The Lady Steel of Aikwood
    15. The Lady Robertson of Port Ellen
  49. Privy Counsellors
  50. Lords Justices of Appeal
  51. High Court Judges
  52. Wives of viscounts' younger sons
  53. Wives of younger sons of barons or baronesses
  54. Wives of baronets
  55. Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  56. Dames Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  57. Dames Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  58. Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  59. Wives of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  60. Wives of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  61. Wives of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  62. Wives of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  63. Wives of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  64. Wives of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  65. Dames Commander of the Order of the Bath
  66. Dames Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  67. Dames Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  68. Dames Commandes of the Order of the British Empire
  69. County Court Judges in Northern Ireland and Recorders of Boroughs
  70. Wives of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  71. Wives of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  72. Wives of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  73. Wives of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  74. Wives of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  75. Wives of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  76. Wives of Knights Bachelor
  77. Companions of the Order of the Bath
  78. Companions of the Order of St Michael and St George
  79. Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order
  80. Commanders of the Order of the British Empire
  81. Wives of Companions of the Order of the Bath
  82. Wives of Companions of the Order of the Star of India
  83. Wives of Companions of the Order of St Michael and St George
  84. Wives of Companions of the Order of the Indian Empire
  85. Wives of Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order
  86. Wives of Commanders of the Order of the British Empire
  87. Wives of Companions of the Distinguished Service Order
  88. Lieutenants of the Royal Victorian Order
  89. Officers of the Order of the British Empire
  90. Wives of Lieutenants of the Royal Victorian Order
  91. Wives of Officers of the Order of the British Empire
  92. Companions of the Imperial Service Order
  93. Wives of Companions of the Imperial Service Order
  94. Wives of the eldest sons of sons of peers or peeresses
  95. Daughters of sons of peers or peeresses
  96. Wives of the eldest sons of baronets
  97. Daughters of baronets
  98. Wives of eldest sons of Knights of the Garter
  99. Wives of eldest sons of Knights of the Thistle
  100. Wives of eldest sons of Knights of St Patrick
  101. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  102. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Star of India
  103. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  104. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  105. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  106. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  107. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  108. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  109. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  110. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  111. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  112. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  113. Daughters of Knights of the Garter
  114. Daughters of Knights of the Thistle
  115. Daughters of Knights of St Patrick
  116. Daughters of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  117. Daughters of Knights Grand Commander of the Star of India
  118. Daughters of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  119. Daughters of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  120. Daughters of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  121. Daughters of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  122. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  123. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  124. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  125. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  126. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  127. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  128. Members of the Royal Victorian Order
  129. Members of the Order of the British Empire
  130. Wives of Members of the Royal Victorian Order
  131. Wives of Members of the Order of the British Empire
  132. Wives of younger sons of baronets
  133. Wives of younger sons of Knights of the Garter
  134. Wives of younger sons of Knights of the Thistle
  135. Wives of younger sons of Knights of St Patrick
  136. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  137. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Star of India
  138. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  139. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  140. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  141. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  142. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  143. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  144. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  145. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  146. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  147. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  148. The Permanent Secretary to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (Rosalie Flanagan)

Local precedence[edit]

  1. The Lord Lieutenant of the County:
  2. The Lord Mayor:
  3. The (Elected) Mayor
  4. The Deputy Mayor
  5. Councillors
  6. Justices of the Peace
  7. The Town Clerk