Published 18 May 2016

The Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint Lord Shuttleworth, KCVO and Sir David Brewer, CMG, CVO, JP  to be Knights Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

Notes for editors

The appointment of the Knights and Ladies of the Garter is in The Queen's gift (i.e. without Prime Ministerial advice). Appointments to the Order of the Garter are therefore in the same category as the Order of the Thistle, the Order of Merit and the Royal Victorian Order which are also in The Queen's gift. Today's announcement brings the number of Companions to twenty-three (out of a maximum of twenty-four).

Sir David Brewer, CMG, CVO, JP (born 28 May 1940) was Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London from 2008 until 2015.  Sir David also served as Lord Mayor of London between 2005 and 2006.

Charles Kay-Shuttleworth, 5th Baron Shuttleworth, KCVO (born 2 August 1948).  Lord Shuttleworth was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire on 13 January 1997 and has served as Chairman of the Association of Lord Lieutenants since 2008.  He is a Member of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster since 1998, and was appointed Chairman of the Council in January 2006.

The appointments are effective from 23rd April, 2016.