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The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy has a long association with the Duchy of Lancaster


The creation of the County Palatine in 1351 gave The Duke of Lancaster the right to appoint magistrates

Palatinate Sheriffs

A High Sheriff is an official appointed as Keeper of The Queen’s Peace in a county

Church Livings

The Queen is patron to 42 church livings in Right of Her Duchy of Lancaster

Further Key Appointments

The Duchy of Lancaster makes certain appointments of a ceremonial, charitable or educational nature

Bona Vacantia

The Duchy of Lancaster plays a special role in administering Bona Vacantia within the County Palatine