Mr Hugh Duberly Esq. CBE, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, will be officially opening the 3rd edition of Cambridge Art Fair on October 1st.
The office of Lord-Lieutenant is military in origin and dates from the reign of Henry VIII when the holder was made responsible for local defence.
The major duty of a Lord-Lieutenant is to represent the Crown in his county. This involves receiving members of the Royal Family on visits to the county, certain ceremonial duties connected with the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, presiding at various civic and social events and presenting some medals and awards on behalf of The Queen.
The Lord Lieutenant was kind enough to visit the art fair in 2014 and we are honoured that he has agreed to open the 2015 event for us.