2.1. The Governor-General and spouse should be styled as "Your Excellency" or
"Your Excellencies" when being spoken to directly. When either person is being
spoken about outside of their presence they should be styled "His Excellency" or
"Her Excellency" respectively or as "Their Excellencies" when both are being
- 2.1.1. The style of address for the present Governor-General is:
His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams, Knight Grand Cross of St. Michael and St.
George, Knight Grand Collar of The Most Distinguished Order of The Nation,
Knight of The Most Venerable Order of The Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, MBBS (UWI) - Medical
Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery - University of The West Indies, Mona.
- 2.1.2. In addressing the Governor General, the title 'Sir' supersedes any other
professional prefixes. Therefore Sir and Dr should not be used together.
- 2.1.3. The abbreviated form of addressing the Governor-General in
His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams GCMG, KGN, KSt.J, MBBS (UWI).
- 2.1.4. The address in your correspondence would appear like this:
Private Secretary to the Governor General
- 2.2. The style of address for the wife of the Governor-General is:
Her Excellency Lady Sandra Williams BA, MSc, DipM, MCIM or Her Excellency Lady
2.3. Should you wish to address both the Governor-General and his spouse in
writing, the correct format is:
Their Excellencies Sir Rodney Williams GCMG, KGN, KSt.J, MBBS (UWI)
Governor-General and Lady Williams or
Their Excellencies The Governor-General and Lady Williams.
For any further information on these protocol guidelines, please contact the Office of the
Governor General - 268 462 0002/3/4
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