Anthony Albanese addresses the nation after the Queen’s death

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has paid tribute to the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Albanian addressed the nation this morning with a statement that highlighted the profound impact the Queen has had on Australia.

Check out the tributes from John Howard and other Australian leaders to our fallen monarch:

“With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, a historic reign and a long life of duty, family, faith and service have come to an end,” the Prime Minister said.

“There is comfort in Her Majesty’s own words… Sorrow is the price we pay for love.”

“It is a loss we feel deeply in Australia… Queen Elizabeth II is the only reigning monarch most of us have known, and the only one to ever visit Australia.”

“From his first trip here [in 1954]it was clear that His Majesty had a special place in our hearts, and we in his.

Watch the Prime Minister’s speech address:

The 96-year-old monarch died at 3:30 a.m. AEST this morning (6:30 p.m. local time), leaving Charles Prince of Wales become King Charles III through Operation Spring Tide.

Albanese will join the Governor General David Hurley on a trip to London to visit the newly appointed monarch.

The sudden loss of the sovereign of our country also encouraged the decision to postpone the meeting of the federal parliament next week by at least fifteen days.

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