Australia and New Zealand held proclamation ceremonies for in new head of state King Charles III, with New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern says she expected her country’s relationship with Royal family deepen, and Australia announced one-off public holiday how national day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.
New Zealand held a ceremony on parliament, with proceedings under the direction of the governor general Cindy Kiro and Ardern, beginning with in national hymn and prayer in te reo maori – indigenous people language.
Ardern said she believes in New Zealand’s close connection to the royal family. family will continue and strengthen under new monarch.
“King Charles has long had affection for Aotearoa is from New Zealand and constantly showed his deep concern for our nation. These relationships are deeply valued by our people. I have no doubt that it will deepen,” she said.
she paid tribute “unshakable duty at the recognition ceremony of King Charles III head of state.
“On her death we enter the time of change – one filled with sadness for its passage, but also gratitude for the life she led and the example she set. We are forever grateful for her close connection with our country, but this connection and affection cover her entire family,” she said.
Australia also officially recognized King Charles as king of the country new sovereign, with governor general and the executive board contribute their public a proclamation in the Houses of Parliament, followed by the 21st gun to salute.
Basic minister Anthony Albanese said there was an “outpouring of grief” after death of Queen Elizabeth II. “In the words of Queen Elizabeth herself, this grief is price we pay for love i think is a good statement on how so many Australians are feeling at this time,” he said.
“Today we officially celebrate new head of state in King Charles III and the proclamation – first in my life and first in majority of Australian life – historical event”.
Previously on Sunday he declared September 22 the day one off public holiday how national day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II and what Australia offered to fly 10 of his Pacific Island colleagues and New Zealand dignitaries to the UK for queen’s funeral.
Unlike Australia, New Zealand has not yet announced a public holiday to commemorate the death of the queen. New Zealand government the spokesman said the cabinet would consider options for memorial service and public holiday at its meeting on Monday.