vice-regal representative of a monarch in an independent realm or a major colonial state
Governor General is a representative of a head of state. The term is mostly used in Commonwealth realm countries, where the governor general is a representative of the British monarch, who is the head of state of the Commonwealth realm countries.
- "Biography". Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
- "Welcome". Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-09-03.
Welcome to the official web site of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia