1. The governor was the representative of the government. Without him, the kingdom would not exist in the colony.
2. He represented the government. If he wasn't there, the king would not be adequately or effectively represented.
3. He was the enablement of the colony. He was the one with the authority and ability to supply power and resources to the colony.
4. He provided protection. As long as the kingdom was represented in a colony by the governor, the king was obligated to protect the territory from outside threats and danger.
5. He had the access and the ability to know and communicate the mind of the King. The governor represented the king's interests and will to the colony and make sure they were carried out.
6. He enabled the colony's citizens and subjects to fulfill the will of the kingdom. The colony received it's instructions only through the governor and therefore was dependent on him for its effectiveness. The citizens and subjects would not be able to carry out their kingdom mandate without the governor's guidance and empowerment.