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Forms Of Address

The Lieutenant Governor is accorded the honour and respect due to the Queen’s representative.  Individuals should always rise when the Lieutenant Governor enters a room or arrives at a function.  Individuals should also rise when the Lieutenant Governor departs.  At a dinner, ceremony or meeting, the Lieutenant Governor and those accompanying him (known as the Vice-Regal Party) should always be the last to enter and the first to leave.
  • The full title of the Lieutenant Governor is “His Honour, the Honourable H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.”
  • The Lieutenant Governor is addressed personally as “Your Honour” and referred to as “His Honour”.
  • The spouse of a Lieutenant Governor is addressed as “Your Honour” and referred to as “Her Honour”.
  • Together, they are addressed as “Your Honours” and referred to as “Their Honours”.


If writing to the Lieutenant Governor the envelope and heading at the beginning of the letter should read:

The Honourable H. Frank Lewis, O.P.E.I.
Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
One Terry Fox Drive
P.O. Box 846
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island   C1A 7L9

Salutation on letter should read:    Your Honour

Closing on letter should read:    Yours sincerely


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