Royal Traffic

Perhaps you’ve already noticed the Federal Homeland Security police cars around town, and if you read Sherri’s post about Kerri-Lee’s dress quest you know why they’re here. This weekend Philadelphia will host Prince Charles of Wales and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. I happen to work for someone who was invited to one of their events, so I can pass along some etiquette. If you happen to run into Chuck and Cami on Broad Street tomorrow, remember to first address them as “your royal highness,” then as the conversation continues refer to them as either “Sir” or “Madam.” It’s also customary for men to do a head-only bow and for women to curtsy.

Of course, expect and plan for major traffic and public transportation issues. The Inquirer breaks down their planned itinerary; here is an excerpt concerning closures and traffic:

Center City, West Philadelphia and the historic district will be gridlocked at times tomorrow and Sunday as the royals attend a Mural Arts Program reception in Mantua, visit with International House students at 37th and Chestnut Streets, and rub elbows with society swells at the 150th Anniversary Academy Ball and Concert.
Sections of Broad Street south of City Hall will be closed entirely or badly jammed from tonight through Sunday at noon.

2 Comments so far

  1. Tim (unregistered) on January 26th, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

    “….If you happen to run into Chuck and Cami on Broad Street tomorrow, remember to first address them as “your royal highness,” then as the conversation continues refer to them as either “Sir” or “Madam.”….”

    This is the same horrificly generic “tidbit” information that the local news teams are vomiting up every 10 minutes tonight on the news…


  2. jen (unregistered) on January 26th, 2007 @ 8:21 pm

    they totally stole it from me. jerks.



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