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Lord Luce of Adur


Richard Napier Luce, Baron Luce KG GCVO PC DL was Lord Chamberlain to HM The Queen from 2000 to 2006, and has been Governor of Gibraltar, a Conservative Member of Parliament and Government Minister.

Lord Luce was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham between 1992 and 1996. In 1997, he was appointed Governor of Gibraltar, an office he held until 2000, and he was created a Life Peer, on 2 October 2000 as Baron Luce, of Adur in the County of West Sussex.

In 2000 he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) and became Lord Chamberlain in HM The Queen's Royal Household. The Lord Chamberlain is the Head of the Royal Household.

Lord Luce was appointed a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter on 23 April 2008. The Order of the Garter is the highest Order of Chivalry in the United Kingdom and is in the personal bestowal of HM The Queen. The membership of the Order of the Garter is limited to twenty four at any one time, and this number excludes the British Royal Family and foreign royal families who are members.

On 26 April 2012 Lord Luce was appointed by David Cameron, the Prime Minister, as the Chair of the Crown Nominations Commission for the See of Canterbury, the commission set up to nominate the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury.

Lord Luce is President of the Voluntary Arts Network and The Royal Over-Seas League and is High Steward of Westminster Abbey


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