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Guidance for writing to the Governor-General

It's helpful to use the correct titles when writing to the Governor-General or her spouse.

The Governor-General's full title is:

Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM, QSO
Governor-General of New Zealand

The title of the Governor-General's spouse is:

His Excellency Sir David Gascoigne

If you are writing to the Governor-General, address the letter to:

Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy
Governor-General of New Zealand
Government House
Private Bag 39995
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

You can write to His Excellency at the same address. In either case, start your letter with: Your Excellency.

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