How to Request a Royal Visit

The Lord Lieutenant is responsible for the arrangement of a visit to Perth & Kinross, by a member of the Royal Family. The Lieutenancy Office will make the arrangements directly with the Royal Household, the host organisation/business, and the local Police.

A Royal visit is a special occasion, often it marks a unique event with which a town, business, community, school, voluntary organisation etc that has been or is still involved. It often includes visits to open a new building or landmarks, a new hospital or college/ university, as well as recognising community projects and schemes, military units, and charities.

Invitations to members of the Royal Family may be made either direct to the Lord Lieutenant or direct to the Private Secretary at Buckingham Palace with a copy being sent to the Lord Lieutenant. If you wish to extend an invitation to an event taking place in Perth & Kinross, you should allow at least 6 months’ notice. Otherwise, it needs to be at least a year, for a special occasion on a particular day.

HM The Queen and her Family undertake up to 3,000 duty visits a year, and requests invariably exceed this number. So, sadly it is simply not possible for all invitations to be accepted. Nonetheless all requests are given careful consideration.

Planning a Royal Visit involves a great deal of detailed work and partnership liaison and if your bid is successful the Lord Lieutenant’s Office will give full guidance and support.

If you have any questions – or wish to request a Royal Visit, please email the Lieutenancy Office at

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