Yesterday was an important day on the Isle of Man. The new Lt Governor was sworn into office in a ceremony held inside the old castle at Castletown. The IOM is a Crown Dependency, with the Queen as Head of State, so a governor has to be resident on the island. The governor’s political responsibilities are very limited these days, with much of his work down to attending garden parties and meeting official guests from around the world. But despite the calls from some anti-Royalists and republicans to get rid of the post, most people are pleased to have a governor, and the little bit of pomp and ceremony that goes with it. To see a video of the arrival of the new governor outside the castle, check out  
From the BBCThe Isle of Man’s new Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood has met with hundreds of local residents during his first public appearance.

In an official ceremony at Castle Rushen Mr Wood became the island’s 29th Crown representative on the island. Mr Wood recently retired from the British Diplomatic Service after a distinguished career in diplomacy and international development. His final post was Africa director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.