Former Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lord Tollemache, made Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in Queen’s New Year Honours

Lord Tollemache at Hemingham Hall.

Lord Tollemache at Hemingham Hall. - Credit: Archant

The former Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lord Tollemache, has been made Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the New Year Honours.

Lord Tollemache, who lives at Helmingham Hall, recently retired from his role as the Queen’s representative in Suffolk, a position he had held since 2003.

During that time he played a key role in many Royal visits, presenting medals and honours, liaising with Suffolk’s military and visiting schools.

He is also the patron of many charities.

Shortly before his 75th birthday, Deputy Lieutenant Sir Michael Bunbury described him as an “exemplary Lord Lieutenant”.

The Royal Victorian Order recognises distinguished personal service to the order’s sovereign.