A respected Gambian-born British urologist, Dr. James Ndow, has been appointed by his Majesty King Charles III as deputy lieutenant for Aberdeenshire.
“Honored and humbled to have been thought worthy of such recognition. Being appointed a deputy (DL) to His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire, Alexander Manson, appointed by the King as his representative for the county, is a recognition I could never have imagined when I first arrived in Aberdeenshire 37 years ago to study medicine at the University of Aberdeen,” Dr. N’dow said of his appointment.
The primary role of the Lord-Lieutenant is to uphold the dignity of the Crown. Other responsibilities include organizing official royal visits, ensuring the King’s Private Office is kept informed about local issues relating to the area, participating in civic, voluntary, and social activities, representing the King at Citizenship ceremonies, and presenting decorations. DLs deputize for the Lord-Lieutenant where needed.
His first official duty was on Sunday, 13th November 2022, to deputize for His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire and to lay a wreath at a moving Remembrance Day Service at Skene Parish Church in Westhill.
“I am blessed for the trust of the many who contributed to this recognition, especially the incredible citizens of Aberdeenshire, who have given me so much over the years. I pray that I can serve them well in the years to come,” He said.