Commonwealth countries pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

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(VOVWORLD) - Australia fired a 96-gun salute near the Parliament House in Canberra on September 9th after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Australia is mourning Queen Elizabeth II's death with flags flying at half mast, the signing of condolence books.
Commonwealth countries pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II - ảnh 1Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (L) lays the wreath in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II at the Parliament House in Canberra on Sept 10, 2022. (photo: AFP/VNA)

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the House of Representatives’ meeting next week will be rescheduled.

Parliament will be suspended for 15 days and flags will likely remain at half-mast until the day after the Queen's funeral, except for Saturday, when Prince Charles is proclaimed as the new sovereign.

Canada is also preparing for the official funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor-General Mary Simon are expected to attend the Queen's funeral in London.

The federal government is planning flying flags at half-mast at federal buildings and embassies, holding a memorial service at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, and parade at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

The House of Representatives and provincial legislative agencies will set official mourning time during which public buildings will be closed.