The office of Lord-Lieutenant was originally created by King Henry VIII when the holder was responsible to the Crown for the maintenance of law and order and command of the local militia and all other necessary defence. In 1871 the militia were removed from the Lord Lieutenant's direct control.
Breconshire, Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire each had their own Lieutenancy until these were amalgamated into one after the creation of the County of Powys in 1974.
Her Majesty the Queen appoints a Lord Lieutenant, on the advice of the Prime Minister, to be her personal representative in each county. The Lord Lieutenant is therefore the senior constitutional figure in each county and, when acting in this official capacity, takes precedence over all others. (Where a lady holds the office, she is still known as "Lord Lieutenant".)
The principal duties, in practice, in Wales, are:
Mrs Tia Catherine Jones,
Clerk to the Lieutenancy (to whom inquiries may be addressed)
Mrs Hayley Hughes
Clerk to the Lieutenancy
18 Gorse Farm Estate,
Tel: 07964 829629