Lord Wardens of the Cinque Ports

Admiral the Lord Boyce GCB OBE DL
The Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle is Admiral the Lord Boyce, GCB, OBE, DL.


Lord Boyce

Born in 1943, Lord Boyce was educated at Hurstpierpoint College and the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He joined the Royal Navy in 1961 and rose to the position of First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, in 1998. He served as Chief of the Defence Staff and Aide-de-Camp to H.M. the Queen from February, 2001. On his retirement, in 2003, Admiral Sir Michael Boyce was created a Life Peer (with the title Baron Boyce) and now sits as a cross-bencher in the House of Lords. The Lord Warden was appointed in July 2004 by The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister.





Announcement made at Dover Castle

by Town Crier


Lord Boyce was installed in office, at a session of the Grand Court of Shepway held in Dover, on Tuesday 12 April, 2005


Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1978-2002..


Sir Robert Menzies

Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1966-1978


Sir Winston Churchill

Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1941-1965


MARQUIS OF SALISBURY, K.G. (Lord Robert Cecil)

Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1895–1903


Marquis of Salisbury: 3 February 1830 – 22 August 1903, styled Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and Viscount Cranborne from June 1865 until April 1868, was a British Conservative statesman and thrice Prime Minister, serving for a total of over 13 years.
The first British Prime Minister of the 20th century, he was the last Prime Minister to head his full administration from the House of Lords.


The Rt Hon Wm Henry Smith, Leader of the House of Commons.

Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1891–1891

The Rt Hon Wm Henry Smith

From an engraving belonging to Viscount Hambledon. He was appointed Lord Warden upon the death of Lord Granville, in 1891 by Prime Minister Lord Salisbury. But he was in failing health, came down to Walmer to spend the summer there, returned briefly to the House of Commons, but died at Walmer on October 7..


Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1865-1891