Australian politicians gathered at Parliament House’s Great Hall to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s legacy during a National Memorial Service in Canberra on Thursday.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, opposition leader Peter Dutton as well as federal MPs, premiers, and other guests attended the service commencing with a minute of silence.
Albanese praised the Queen as a “rare and reassuring constant in a world of change” for many people.
“In an age of performative celebrity, the Queen embodied quiet dignity,” he said.
“In an era of fads and fashionable causes, the Queen did not seek to chase the times—instead she held to qualities and virtues that are timeless: love of family, loyalty to country, service to community, kindness to those in need, respect for everyone she met.”…
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