Declaration ceremonies were held in Australia and New Zealand on Sunday.
Australia King Charles III was formally appointed as Head of State, and the country’s Governor-General, David Hurley, made a proclamation in parliament in Canberra. A series of proclamation ceremonies will also take place at the state legislatures in the country on Sunday.
A national day will be held on September 22, after Prime Minister Anthony Albanese returned from Britain and attended the Queen’s funeral. A memorial service will also be held on the same day, which has become a temporary holiday.
As Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II has made 16 visits to Australia.
Meanwhile, in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Governor General Cindy Kilo attended a televised ceremony outside the Parliament House.
Ardern said Queen Elizabeth had served the people of New Zealand with an unwavering duty for 70 years.
For the majority of New Zealanders, she was the only monarch we knew and her death ushers in a time of change.
“King Charles has a long-standing affection for Aotearoa New Zealand and has consistently demonstrated his deep interest in our country. This relationship is deeply valued by our people.” Ardern added.