Lord Lieutenant of Belfast

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Lord Lieutenant of Belfast
Belfast City Coat of Arms.svg
Fionnuala Jay-O'Boyle, CBE

since 6 July 2014
Appointer Queen Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder The 6th Marquess of Londonderry
Formation 1900

The Lord Lieutenant of Belfast is the official representative of The Queen for the 'County Borough of Belfast', Northern Ireland. The current Lord Lieutenant is Mrs Fionnuala Jay-O'Boyle, CBE, who was appointed in July 2014. The position was first created in 1900 and was held by The 6th Marquess of Londonderry. The role is largely honorary with the few formal duties relating to liaising with the Queen's Private Office in the lead up to visits to the City regarding issues of local concern and the presentation of awards on behalf of the Queen.[1] The High Sheriff of Belfast is theoretically the Queen's judicial representative in the city, while the Lord Lieutenant is the Sovereign's personal representative.

List of Lord Lieutenants[edit]

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  1. ^ "Lord Lieutenants". The Royal Household. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  2. ^ "No. 5196". The Belfast Gazette. 29 March 1991. p. 341.