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    Vice-Regal Party

    Dear Teachers,

    A New Zealand media released that a farewell ceremony will be held for the Governor-General, Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, when he completes his term of office some time in August.

    Could anyone tell me more about the "Vice-Regal Party"?

    The Vice-Regal Party will re-enter Parliament House for a farewell from representatives of the Indian community before departing from the forecourt. The Governor-General designate, Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae will be sworn in as Governor-General on 31 August.

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    chchkevin

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    Re: Vice-Regal Party

    Vice-Regal (or more usually viceregal) is the adjective formed from viceroy. -

    viceroy /ˈvʌɪsrɔɪ/
    ▶noun
    a ruler exercising authority in a colony on behalf of a sovereign.
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    The party means the group of people including the viceroy.

    So it's a more formal version of 'the viceroy and his retinue'.

    Rover

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    Re: Vice-Regal Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Vice-Regal (or more usually viceregal) is the adjective formed from viceroy. -

    (WordReference Dictionary)

    The party means the group of people including the viceroy.

    So it's a more formal version of 'the viceroy and his retinue'.

    Rover
    Are viceroy and governor-general used interchangeably?

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    Re: Vice-Regal Party

    I believe that viceroy has not been used since 1947.

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    Re: Vice-Regal Party

    I imagine that the writer of the original article was using a bit of journalistic licence. In that the governor general represents and stands in for the sovereign,s/he has what might be described as a vice-regal function. It's just that we don't usually do this. The word 'vice-regal' pretty much died with the departure of the last British viceroy in, as Rover said, 1947.

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