I'm not sure. I think I remember something where Eric or Godric said something alluding that Godric was more powerful and didn't really have to listen to her. Her reply was something like, "Oh yeah? Well I'm on TV so I win." she might not be older but she is, technically, in a greater position of power. sort of like the Magister and the King. The Magister was the supreme law/judge of vampires that the King should have followed orders and that obviously wasn't the case.