The Queen has appointed the Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth to be a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
Lord Shuttleworth will take the Oath and be invested with the Garter Insignia by The Queen at the annual Garter Ceremony at Windsor Castle, which this year takes place on Monday 13 June.
The Order of the Garter is the highest order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honour in the UK, inferior only to the Victoria Cross and George Cross.
Lord Shuttleworth said: “What a lovely surprise this is. I know how much is due to all the people and organisations in Lancashire who have given me so much help and support.”
Lord Shuttleworth was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire on January 13 1997 and has served as chairman of the Association of Lord-Lieutenants since 2008.
He was a Member of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1998-2014 and served as Chairman of the Council from January 2006 until December 2014.
On Sunday, June 12 the day before the Garter Ceremony, Lord Shuttleworth, along with members of the Lancashire Lieutenancy, Civic and council representatives and those in the county who have also been awarded an honour, will be attending a service in Blackburn Cathedral to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. This is also open to the public.