Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, 37th Governor of New South Wales, will be officially farewelled today.
The public is invited to say their goodbyes too when she takes part in an open-top car procession along Macquarie Street from Government House to State Parliament on Wednesday from 2pm.
Dame Marie, the state’s longest-serving governor, officially steps down on Wednesday, just short of her 84th birthday and will be replaced by General David Hurley.
NSW Premier Mike Baird says the much-loved Dame Marie will be thanked in the parade.
“She is loved. We thank her for her service,” Mr Baird told Macquarie Radio on Wednesday morning.
Her Excellency will take the Vice Regal Salute for the last time and inspect the Federation Guard and Navy Band in front of Government House before the Farewell Procession along Macquarie Street to Parliament House, culminating with a Royal Australian Air Force flypast.
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