The passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has been felt throughout the world, and exceptionally so in Australia.
News of Her Majesty’s passing follows a media release issued by Buckingham Palace just one day earlier stating that the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.
King Charles has issued a statement, stating that he will be comforted and sustained by the knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.”
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world” said King Charles.
In Tasmania, Premier Jeremy Rockliff extended his deepest condolences.
“Her Majesty has led a remarkable life of public service across seven decades – the longest-reigning British monarch, Australian sovereign and leader of the Commonwealth of Nations.”
In particular, Her Majesty was a friend to Tasmania and visited our shores on seven occasions, and I know Her Majesty had a very genuine interest in our people and our wonderful State. We all appreciated her warmth and kindness.
“Her Majesty was the very personification of selfless service and devotion to duty, and at this time of sadness, I know all Tasmanians will join with me in pausing to reflect on her remarkable life.”
More information on how Tasmania will pay tribute and observances will be provided later today.