13.1. On arrival at the Church, the Governor General should be met by an
officiating member of the clergy.
13.2. At a wedding/christening/baptismal service, the Governor General sits on
the right front pew with his spouse. If the Prime is in attendance he will sit along
with his spouse on the left of Their Excellencies. The family of the deceased sits
on the right front pew and other pews on the right side as required.
13.3. For weddings, the Governor General is to be seated five(5) minutes before
the procession of the bridal party.
13.4. On departure from the ceremony if this is at a venue different to the
reception, the Governor General leaves immediately after the bridal party but
BEFORE the rest of the congregation.
13.5. At the reception, the Governor General and Spouse are received and
seated before any other guests and attended to during their stay by a
representative of the host who has been introduced to the ADC in advance.
13.6. The Governor is not expected to be called upon to propose a toast.
13.7. The ADC will advise the Master of Ceremony when His/Her/Their
Excellency is ready to depart the reception so that the audience can be advised.
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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