• Protocol

    Former Governors-General

    Former Governors-General are usually styled ‘The Most Honourable Sir’. They would not however, be styled as ‘His/Her/Your Excellency’. The formal Mode of Address is in:

    Writing:

                            The Most Honourable Sir Howard Cooke, ON, GCMG, GCVO, CD

    Address

    Opening Salutation:

     

    ‘Dear Sir/Madam (formal)                

     

    ……………………………………………………..

    Yours faithfully (formal)

    Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

    Signature’

    His wife is referred to as ‘The Most Honourable Lady Cooke’.

    Writing:

                The Most Honourable Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, ON, GCMG, OJ

    Address

    Opening Salutation:

                ‘Dear Sir/Madam (formal)                

     

    ……………………………………………………..

    Yours faithfully (formal)

    Yours sincerely (semi-formal)

    Signature’

    His wife is referred to as ‘The Most Honourable Lady Hall’.

    Widows of former Governors-General would be referred to in the same manner.