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The Swearing in Ceremony of Mr Nigel Haywood CVO

Governor Haywood accepts swordMr Nigel Haywood CVO was sworn in as the 34th Governor of the Falkland Islands on Saturday 16 October 2010. The ceremony took place in the Legislative Assembly Chamber in front of Members of the Legislative Assembly, Officials and invited guests.

 The ceremony included the reading of Her Majesty™s Commission appointing Mr Haywood to the role of Governor and the taking of the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of due execution of Office.  The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly welcomed His Excellency and presented him with his ceremonial sword (which will be returned on his departure).

His Excellency then gave a speech.

Then followed a Honour guard parade which His Excellency inspected.  The parade came to a fitting climax with a 17 gun salute.

His Excellency and Mrs Haywood then hosted an open house reception at Government House.

(Photo: Mr Mal Prior)