1951 Royal Visit Press Arrangements
& Program at Sydney, N.S. (continued)
STEEL PLANT INSTRUCTIONS:
Drivers conveying Press Party Members to the Open Hearth should
enter via No.1 or No.3 Gates and deliver their passengers to the
North West end of No.2 Shop near Mixer. Passengers going to the
Mills should be conveyed to the North West section of the Blooming
STEEL PLANT GUIDES:
Car drivers acting as guides about the City will not be in-plant
guides. Special guides will be provided each press group within
the plant. Plant guides will be waiting for Press Party Members
where car drivers deposit their passengers at the Open Hearth No.2
Shop or at the Blooming Mill.
Your Assignment Card indicates where you are to be conveyed. The
guide or car driver also has an Assignment Card indicating which
party he is to convey. Each Press Vehicle will show a green Press
Sticker on left windshield and right side window.
PRESS VEHICLE – ROYAL MOTORCADE:
Occupants of vehicles No.11 and 12 in the Royal Motorcade will not
be admitted to the Steel Plant. Only six of the twelve cars in the
Motorcade will enter the plant.
No additional tickets are required by Press Party Members. The Assignment
Cards serve all purposes and gain admission where necessary.
Local Press Representatives covering the arrival of the Royal visitors
are required to be in their positions at 9:30 A.M. at the Dock.
PROTOCOL: FOR CONVENIENCE OF GUIDES.
All Press Representatives and guides must abide by the tour regulations
and adhere to Police instructions. No one may speak to Their Royal
Highnesses without first being spoken to by them. The correct term
of address is “Your Royal Highness” in one’s first
reply to be followed in subsequent replies either by a repetition
of this or “M’am” for the Princess and
“Sir” for the Duke. No cameramen, Broadcasters or Correspondents
should approach within 15 feet of the Royal Highnesses. Should Their
Royal Highnesses Approach within less than that distance of your
positions you should in no way obstruct their progress.
Every Press Party Member is required to carry his special credentials
and badge at all times. No one is to address Their Royal Highnesses
without having being addressed first nor to request Their Royal
Highnesses to adopt any pose, change of position or to repeat any
action. Passing through police lines immediately before, during
and immediately after the Royal Procession is not permitted. You
will have to prepare yourselves in position
before the arrival of the Police Advance Party which will preceed
(sic) every Royal
Procession and remain in that position until the Procession has
passed your location.