Forms of Address


The Lieutenant Governor is accorded the honour and respect due to the Queen's representative.  

The full title of the Lieutenant Governor is "Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta."

The full title should be used in printed materials, such as event programs and formal invitation cards, as well as printed materials listing the Lieutenant Governor as Honourary Patron. The post-nominals (CM, AOE, LLD) can be omitted when introducing the Lieutenant Governor.

The Lieutenant Governor is addressed personally in the second person as "Your Honour."

In the third person the Lieutenant Governor is referred to as "Her Honour" or "The Lieutenant Governor."

In Canadian English, the standard is to pronounce the first syllable of lieutenant as "left" as in /lef-tenant/. This is also regarded as standard throughout the Commonwealth.

The spouse of a Lieutenant Governor is referred to as "His Honour."

Letters to the Lieutenant Governor are addressed to: 

The Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
3rd Floor, Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta. T5K 2B6

The salutation may read: Your Honour, My dear Lieutenant Governor or Dear Lieutenant Governor Mitchell.