Duchy Land Steward Receives Honour

Duchy Land Steward, Chris Gregory

The Land Steward of the Duchy of Cornwall is the only person with strong Scilly connections to have been recognized in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Chris Gregory is made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order, the personal gift of the monarch.

Chris told us it was a great honour, particularly in this, the Jubilee year.

He said: “I’ve been very fortunate to work for an extraordinary employer in some truly wonderful locations, Dartmoor and Scilly.

“I feel this award is as much to do with all the people I have had the pleasure of working with over the years and  my family who continue to put up with me disappearing to my ‘other home’ every week.”

Chris has been in the islands’ role since summer 2009 after spending time shadowing the former post-holder, Colin Sturmer.

He was previously deputy Steward for the Duchy on Dartmoor.