Governor-General, Governor or Lieutenant-General

Governor-General or Governor

A governor-general or governor is styled 'His/Her Excellency', which precedes all other titles and ranks, while administering a government and within the territory administered.

Lieutenant-Governor

The lieutenant-governors of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man are accorded the same style. Their wives have no formal style.

Governor-General of Canada

The Governor-General of Canada also has the rank of 'Rt Hon' for life, and his/her spouse is accorded the style of 'His/Her Excellency' within the country administered by the Governor-General, but this does not apply to the spouse of a governor. 

Governor-General of Australia

The Governor-General of Australia is accorded the style of ‘His/Her Excellency’ and the spouse/partner is also accorded the style
of ‘His/Her Excellency’ within the country administered by the Governor-General.

Lieutenant-Governor of a Canadian Province

A lieutenant-governor of a Canadian Province is accorded the style of 'The Honourable' for life. At the present time there are lieutenant-governors for the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

Northwest Territories, Nunavut (previously part of Northwest Territories) and Yukon each have a commissioner, who is also accorded the style of 'The Honourable' for life.

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