Her Majesty The Queen passed away on September 8, 2022.

For 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II reigned as Australia’s Head of State. During her reign, she visited Australia 16 times and saw more of this country than most Australians, visiting every state and territory.

To mark the death of The Queen, Australia’s Federation Guard conducted a 96-gun salute on the forecourt of Parliament House in Canberra on September 9.

In accordance with tradition, 96 rounds were fired at 10-second intervals to mark each year of Her Majesty’s life.

Six M2A2 105mm howitzer Australian Defence Force ceremonial guns were employed for the gun salute.

His Majesty King Charles III’s accession to the throne was marked in a Proclamation Ceremony at Parliament House on September 11.

The ceremony was conducted by Australia’s Federation Guard and the Band of the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

A 21-gun salute was fired by 53 Battery, School of Artillery, from the Australian Army.

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