Addressing the Lieutenant Governor

The Lieutenant Governor – always pronounced: lef´ten-ent gov´er-ner – is the highest ranking in Newfoundland and Labrador. Specific protocol exists to ensure appropriate respect for the Lieutenant Governor as the representative of the Crown.

When addressing the Lieutenant Governor in person, use: "Your Honour".

When referring to the Lieutenant Governor, always use: "Her/His Honour".

The spouse of the Lieutenant Governor is also addressed in the same manner. When the Lieutenant Governor and spouse are together, they are addressed as "Your Honours" and referred to as "Their Honours".

Addressing the Lieutenant Governor in a Letter

For correspondence, the following should be used:

Full title: The Honourable Frank F. Fagan

Proper salutation: Your Honour,

Proper closing: Yours sincerely,

An envelope should be written in the following manner:

His Honour The Honourable Frank F. Fagan, CM, ONL, MBA
Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador
Government House
P.O. Box 5517
St. John’s, NL
A1C 5W4

Listing the Lieutenant Governor in an Event Program

When listing the Lieutenant Governor, it is correct to use the following:

His Honour, The Honourable Frank F. Fagan, CM, ONL, MBA
Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador