On Thursday 28th March, Government House WA CEO and Official Secretary to the Governor Mrs Carol Buckley AM LVO received the insignia of her award as a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO), as announced in the New Year Honours 2019.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge officiated at the investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.
The New Year honours lists recognise the achievements and service of people across the UK, and are published in The Gazette, the official newspaper of the Crown. Along with the Birthday honours, they are the most significant announcement of civilian and military gallantry awards.
Mrs Buckley has worked at Government House for 29 years and has served 7 West Australian Governors, including Governor Beazley.
View a copy of the New Years Honours List Gazette
Fact file: Royal Victorian Order
From Encyclopedia Britannica
Royal Victorian Order, British order of knighthood instituted by Queen Victoria in 1896 to reward personal services rendered the monarch. As it is a family order, conferment of this honour is solely at the discretion of the British sovereign.
Unlike other British orders, there is no limit on the number of members. During the brief reign of Edward VIII, in 1936, the order’s statutes were amended to admit ladies. This was the first British order to consist of more than three classes, which, listed in descending order, are Knight or Dame Grand Cross (GCVO), Knight or Dame Commander (KCVO or DCVO, respectively), Commander (CVO), Lieutenant (LVO), and Member (MVO).
Conferment of the two highest classes entails admission into knighthood if the candidate is not already a knight or dame, and the right to the title of “Sir” or “Dame” as appropriate. (Knights and Dames Grand Cross may be granted the use of supporters with their arms.) Foreigners can be admitted as honorary members.