Countess Howe: The New Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
Countess Howe has today succeeded Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher Bt KCVO as Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.
Elizabeth spent her childhood in the county, taking a B Ed degree in Cambridge, and working subsequently as a teacher in London. She returned to Buckinghamshire with her husband in 1986 to look after his family’s estate in Penn where they brought up their four children. She has involved herself in school governorships and in many local charitable causes, being appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 1995, and High Sheriff in 2010.
Lady Howe said:
“It is a great honour to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire in succession to Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher. I look forward to fulfilling the role and aim to serve the community with commitment and purpose for the benefit of all who live in this wonderful county. To be the first woman to hold the Office in Buckinghamshire is a special privilege.
“Sir Henry has been an inspirational Lord Lieutenant, upholding the dignity of the Crown, as
Her Majesty’s representative. He has immersed himself indefatigably in every facet of community life, giving selflessly of his time, and providing support and encouragement to all he met. We owe him a great debt.
“He has been staunchly supported throughout his tenure by his wife, Bobbie, whose warmth and kindness has endeared her to so many. Sir Henry and Lady Aubrey-Fletcher have given generously of themselves for the good of the county, and I extend my gratitude and best wishes to them both.”