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Day of Mourning: Australia to get extra public holiday after death of Queen

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

The day to 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.

One minute’s silence will be observed.

The date is still to be determined and it is undecided whether it will be declared an annual public holiday.

“In the coming weeks, we will commemorate our late Queen with every state honour,” Mr Albanese said.

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