Friday, December 16, 2011

Irrelevant and out-of-touch

Oh dear. It looks like "our" foreign monarch doesn't actually know who "her" representative in New Zealand is:

The Governor-General is The Queen's representative in New Zealand. As such, he or she performs the same constitutional role in New Zealand as The Queen does in the United Kingdom.

The current incumbent is the Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand, GNZM, QSO.

Satch left office at the end of August. Jerry Mateparae has been Governor-General for the last three months. I guess no-one bothered to tell his "boss". Which just shows how irrelevant and out of touch the foreign monarchy is.