Australia to hold minute’s silence to mark Queen’s death on the public holiday

Australia will hold a minute’s silence to mark the Queen’s death on the National Day of Mourning public holiday

Australians will observe a minute’s silence as part of the country’s National Day of Mourning for the Queen.

The solemn moment would begin at 11am AEST on Thursday and be followed by a national service live broadcast, the Commonwealth Flag Officer said.

A national memorial service will be held at Parliament House, that all state and territory leaders will attend.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese encouraged Aussies to ‘take time to pause and reflect’, ‘wherever you may be.’

‘Her Majesty was the only reigning monarch to ever to visit Australia,’ Mr Albanese said. ‘Over the coming weeks, Australia will continue to commemorate our late Queen.’

All flags flown on buildings occupied by Australian Government departments will remain at half mast for the entire day. 

Vice-Regal Standards are to remain at full mast. 

More to come.  


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