Norman Lloyd-Edwards

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Captain Sir Norman Lloyd-Edwards

Captain Sir Norman Lloyd-Edwards KCVO GCStJ JP RNR (born 13 June 1933) was the Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan from 1990 to 2008.

Early life[edit]

Sir Norman comes from Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil, and was educated at Monmouth School for Boys, Quakers Yard Grammar School and University of Bristol.


A Solicitor and Notary Public, Sir Norman is now retired. He was a Senior Partner and Consultant with Cartwrights, Adams & Black in Cardiff. He was President of Cardiff Law Society from 1995-1996.

Joining RNVR in 1952, he spent his National Service in the Royal Navy from. 1958 – 1960. Following this, he joined the South Wales Division of the Royal Naval Reserve. He was awarded Reserve Decoration in 1971 and Bar in 1980, he was appointed Commanding Officer of HMS Cambria, South Wales Division RNR, in 1981 and promoted to Captain in 1982. He retired in 1986. He was appointed Naval ADC to HM The Queen Elizabeth II in 1984.

Sir Norman was honorary Colonel of Second Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales (TA) 1995-1999; Honorary Colonel of the newly formed Royal Welsh Regiment, 1999-2003; Honorary Colonel 160 (Wales) Brigade 2007-11; now Honorary Colonel of 53 (Wales & Western) Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals. Having previously been Chairman of Glamorgan TAVRA, he was President of RFCA Wales 1999-2005 and President No. 1 Welsh Wing, Air Training Corps.

He served on Cardiff City Council between 1963 and 1987, and was Deputy Lord Mayor in 1972/73. Sir Norman was Lord Mayor in 1985/86. He contested Rhondda West in 1964 and Cardiff South East in 1966 & 1970 as Conservative Candidate.

Captain Sir Norman Lloyd-Edwards

Public office[edit]

In 1978 he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for South Glamorgan, in 1986 Vice Lord Lieutenant and in August 1990 Lord Lieutenant.[1]

He became the Chief Magistrate of the county. On 8 June 2008 it was announced that Sir Norman would retire from the post of Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan on his 75th birthday.[2][3]

Sir Norman is President of the Pilot cutter seamark charitable trust, an organisation restoring Swansea's pilot ship first commissioned in 1959. He has been Vice President of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama since May 1995.[4]

Sir Norman was Chapter Clerk of Llandaff Cathedral from 1975 to 1990. He is now President of the Friends for the Cathedral and for the Parish Churches of St. John, Central Cardiff. and St Germans, Adamsdown, Cardiff.

Sir Norman’s current roles include: President of the City Hospice (formerly George Thomas Hospice), Community Foundation Wales, RNLI, Royal British Legion (South Wales), Cardiff & Vale Youth Orchestra, Welsh Music Guild, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Wales and the United Services Mess. He is also the Chairman of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Welsh Chamber Orchestra and of The Insole Court Trust.

Sir Norman was previously President of the local Branches of the National Trust; King George’s Fund for Sailors; Tall Ships Youth Trust; and of the Ivor Novello Statue Fund. Sir Norman also served as the Chairman of Wales Committee Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 1981 – 1996. He was a Governor of the English Speaking Union 2004 -10. He is also the former President of South Glamorgan Scouts. He is still Patron of the Wales Festival of Remembrance. He is Founder Master of the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales for Arts, Science and Technology 1991 – 1995.

Sir Norman was Chairman of National Rescue Training Council from 1981 - 1996; Chairman of Gwerin (Royal British Legion) Housing Assoc. 1991-1996. For some years he was Chairman of Cardiff Festival of Music, a member of the Welsh Arts Council and the BBC Council for Wales. Patron of Cardiff Bay Yacht Club.


Additionally, Sir Norman has had a distinguished career in English Freemasonry (the United Grand Lodge of England is also responsible for Freemasonry in Wales). He has served many years as President of the Masonic Samaritan Fund (a national Masonic health care charity), and in April 2008 it was announced that he would be the new Provincial Grand Master for the Masonic Province of South Wales (Eastern Division), retiring in 2013.

Captain Sir Norman Lloyd-Edwards coat of arms


He was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 2007 and an Officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in 1983. He was promoted to Knight in 1988[5] and in 1996 to the highest grade of the Order, namely Bailiff Grand Cross. He served as Prior of the Priory of Wales from 1989- 2005, and the Deputy Lord Prior of the Order of St John from 2005-2011 as one of the Great Officers governing the organization worldwide.

Sir Norman is also a Grand Officer of Merit in the Companionate of Merit of the Military & Hospitaller Military & Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem.

Sir Norman was appointed a Fellow of University of Wales Cardiff Institute (now Cardiff Metropolitan University) in 1995 and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2002. He was awarded an Hon Doctorate by the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales) in 2008 and Hon LL.D by the University of Wales in 2008.


Sir Norman’s hobbies include music, table talk and gardening. He is a member of the Army & Navy Club, Cardiff & County Club and the United Services Mess.


  1. ^ "Sir Norman: by royal appointment". Wales Online. Wales Online. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  2. ^ BBC Wales, 'Hats off as Queen's man retires' "BBC Wales" Check |url= value (help). Lord Lieutenant. Retrieved 2008-06-13.
  3. ^ 'Lord-Lieutenant for South Glamorgan' "Number 10 Media Centre" Check |url= value (help). Lord Lieutenant. Retrieved 2008-06-13.
  4. ^ Profile, "Theatre Wales" Check |url= value (help). Profile. Retrieved 2002-07-01.
  5. ^ "The London Gazette" (PDF). The London Gazette. Retrieved 10 November 2016.

Offices held[edit]

Honorary titles
Preceded by
Susan Eva Williams
Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan
1990 - 2008
Succeeded by
Peter Beck