The honorary title of Lady Mayoress is bestowed on the wife or nominated female companion of the Lord Mayor.
The husband or male companion of a female Lord Mayor is known as the Consort or Escort.
It is the usual practice for the Lady Mayoress or Consort be be accorded precedence alongside the Lord Mayor, although they are not included in the official Order of Procession. The postholder is expected to carry out a number of engagements on his/her own.
The current Lord Mayor's Lady Mayoress is his wife Mrs Barbara Down.