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The Governor’s full style and title is:  Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales.

When first presented to the Governor it is customary to address her as “Your Excellency” and, from then on, as “Ma'am” or “Governor”.  The Governor’s husband is addressed as “Mr Wilson” or "Sir" at all times.  Place cards for tables or seats read “Her Excellency” and “Mr Wilson”.

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 Mr Wilson rather than “introduce” them.

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