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Governor of Hong Kong
Flag of the Governor of Hong Kong (1959-1997).svg
Standard of the Governor, 1959–1997
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Chris Patten, the last Governor of Hong Kong
Style His Excellency
Residence Government House
Appointer Monarch of the United Kingdom
Formation 26 June 1843
First holder Sir Henry Pottinger
Final holder Chris Patten
Abolished 30 June 1997
Deputy Lieutenant Governor
Colonial Secretary
Chief Secretary
Salary HK$3,036,000 per annum (1997)
Governor of Hong Kong
Traditional Chinese 香港總督
Simplified Chinese 香港总督
Abbreviation
Chinese 港督

The Governor of Hong Kong was the representative in Hong Kong of the British Crown from 1843 to 1997. In this office, the governor was president of the Executive Council and Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces Overseas Hong Kong.

The governor's roles were seen in the Hong Kong Letters Patent and Royal Instructions. After the end of British rule and the transfer of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China in 1997 the office was abolished and replaced with the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

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