Title and Greeting
The Governor’s full style and title is: His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales.
When first presented to the Governor you should address him as “Your Excellency” and, from then on, as “Sir” or “Governor”. The Governor’s wife should be addressed as “Mrs Hurley” at all times. Place cards for tables or seats should read simply “His Excellency” and “Mrs Hurley”.
Strictly speaking it is correct, when meeting the Governor, for men and women to make a “court bow” (which means inclining the head towards the chest while standing upright). However, a handshake is perfectly acceptable, and women may curtsy, if they prefer. Please note that it is correct to “present” people to the Governor and Mrs Hurley rather than “introduce” them.