Australia day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II

22 September 2022
2022-09-22 15:40

An Australian National Day of mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth II centered on Parliament House on Thursday where dignitaries placed sprigs of golden wattle, the national floral emblem, in a wreath. The queen's death on Sept. 8 came in the Southern Hemisphere spring when wattle blooms. The government declared a nationwide public holiday on Thursday and the ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Governor-General David Hurley, King Charles III's representative in Australia.

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