12.1. On arrival at the Church, the Governor General should be met by an
officiating member of the clergy.
12.2. At a funeral service, the Governor General sits on the right front pew with
12.3. If the Prime Minister is in attendance he should be seated along with his
spouse, if present, on the left of Their Excellencies.
12.4. The family of the deceased sits on the right front pew and other pews on
the right side as required.
12.5. The Governor General should be seated five(5) minutes before the funeral
procession enters the church.
12.6. At the end of the service, the official funeral procession will depart first
with the body, followed by the Governor General and other dignitaries.
12.7. The Governor General does not normally go to the burial ground unless it
is a state or official funeral.
12.8. The Governor General should not be asked to serve as an honourary pall
For any further information on these protocol guidelines, please contact the Office of the
Governor General - 268 462 0002/3/4
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