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New Year joy for Joan

Thursday, 11 January 2018

New Year joy for Joan thumbnailPictured is Joan Christie OBE, who was awarded the Commander of the Victorian Order on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. SPB02-07

THE Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim was "delighted" to have found out she had been awarded the Commander of the Victorian Order on the Queen's New Year's Honours List.
The news that Mrs Joan Christie OBE, was awarded the CVO was officially announced in the London Times. The award recognises distinguished personal service to the Royal Family.
Mrs Christie was appointed to serve as Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant in September 2008 and has continued her service for the past nine years.
Marcus Christie said that his mum has taken her role to a different level. He added: "Obviously my sisters and I are immensely proud of mum and what she continues to achieve! Even though she puts the three of us to shame with her energy."
The Queen's official representative, who resides in Bushmills, has found herself collecting a number of accolades over the years including her MBE in 1976 for Services to the Government, an OBE in 2005 for Services to Education and more recently she was granted Freedom of the Borough for Mid and East Antrim Council.
Marcus continued: "Mum was made the Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim in 2008 and since then has dramatically increased the profile of the role, hence this honour and being given the Freedom of the Borough for Mid and East Antrim."
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