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Here’s a summary of what’s happened on a day of mostly quiet formality as Australia spent its first day since 1952 without Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.
The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, led parliamentary and diplomatic figures in laying a wreath for the Queen at parliament House. He said the Queen had been an “absolute inspiration”.
Albanese spoke with UK prime minister Liz Truss and discussed the “depth of mourning that is occurring in the United Kingdom” and conveyed Australia’s sadness.
The AFLW won’t have a minute’s silence for games in its Indigenous round this weekend. The AFL said it would move its Brownlow medal event to avoid a clash with the Queen’s funeral.
At 10am in London today (7pm in Canberra), King Charles…