Day of Mourning: Australia gets extra public holiday after Queen’s death

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Australians are set to get an extra public holiday each year to pay tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Elizabeth II.

The day, which will be known as the National Day of Mourning, is expected to be held in about two weeks’ time after Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Governor-General David Hurley return from the Queen’s funeral in London.

A minute’s silence will be observed.

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The date has not yet been set and it has not yet been decided whether it will be declared an annual holiday.

“In the coming weeks we will remember our late Queen with the honor of every state,” Mr Albanese said.

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