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31st Lieutenant Governor officially sworn-in

Sir John Lorimer has taken the oath

The Isle of Man's new Lieutenant Governor has been officially sworn-in.

Sir John Lorimer is now The Queen's representative on the Island:

A special ceremony took place at Castle Rushen this afternoon.

First Deemster Andrew Corlett, who oversaw the proceedings, welcomed him to the Island:

Not everybody is welcoming the new Lieutenant Governor with open arms.

Mec Vannin insists the role is outdated and the Isle of Man recently demonstrated it can look after itself.

Bernard Moffatt is the president:  

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