Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory, which means that it is a self-governing territory that is affiliated with the United Kingdom. The UK is responsible for the territory’s defense and international relations, but Bermuda has its own government and laws. The Governor of Bermuda is appointed by the British monarch and represents the UK’s interests in the territory, but the Governor does not have any executive authority and acts in an advisory role. The real power in Bermuda lies with the elected government, which is headed by the Premier. The people of Bermuda are British citizens, but they are not represented in the UK’s Parliament.