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Australia has bid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II today with a National Day of Mourning to be marked in Canberra.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton, and premiers and chief ministers had an official service at Parliament House with a minute of silence.

Governor General David Hurley paid his respects to Queen Elizabeth, admitting he was caught off guard by his emotions.

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Governor General David Hurley at the National Memorial Service for Queen Elizabeth II. (9News)

“The passing of the Queen, while we knew it to be inevitable, has still struck with an impact that has exceeded any expectation here in Australia, in the United Kingdom and, indeed, across the globe,” Hurley said.

“Amongst the sadness though it is also a day of reflection and celebration, a day to recognise what it means to have lived in the second Elizabethan age, to ponder what lessons we can and should draw in the months and years to come.

“History will remember few like Queen Elizabeth II.”

Hurley said he could not pretend to a special relationship with the Queen, but that she had been a “reassuring presence” in his life.

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Former Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce at the memorial service in Canberra.
Former Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce at the memorial service in Canberra. (Getty)

“I had not thought that I would be emotional, but I was. She was my Queen,” he said.

However, he also acknowledged that the reaction to the death of the Queen has not been one of universal mourning.

“In considering the unifying role Her Majesty played, I’d acknowledge that her passing has prompted different reactions for some in our community,” he said.

He said many First Nations Australians had a view shaped by the colonial legacy of the country.

“That is a journey we as a nation must complete,” he said.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the National Ceremony of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II in Canberra. (9News)

Meantime, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese hailed the moment of silence for Queen Elizabeth II as a “moment of national unity”.

“We gather today – around our nation – to offer Australia’s thanks for an extraordinary life dedicated to service, faith, country and Commonwealth,” he said.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving monarch in the history of a centuries-old institution.

“Her reign spanned more than half the life of our modern Federation.

“And we proudly honour her memory today on a continent home to the world’s oldest continuous culture – paying respect to traditional owners and elders past, present and emerging.”

He said the Queen had represented “more than the monarchy”.

A guard of honour was held at Bondi Beach this morning.
A guard of honour was held at Bondi Beach this morning. (9News)

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton also spoke, and emphasised the global changes over which Queen Elizabeth II presided.

“Succeeding her father, aged just 25 years old, Elizabeth inherited an empire in decline and a country crying out for national meaning in a changing world,” he said.

“She didn’t look back on empire, indeed she looked with pragmatism, committing herself to championing the Commonwealth.

“That equal partnership of nations and races, as she described it, built on friendship, loyalty and the desire for freedom and peace.”

He said Elizabeth II had been a monarch who “tirelessly served the people”.
Sir William Dargie’s “wattle painting” of Queen Elizabeth II in 1954. (National Museum of Australia)

The centrepiece of the service was artist Sir William Dargie’s ”wattle portrait” of the Queen, painted when she was newly-crowned in 1954.

It shows the Queen wearing a golden gown, garlanded with wattle flowers.

There was also performances from singer Anthony Callea and the Australian Girls Choir, which sang for the Queen during her 2011 Australian tour.

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Anthony Callea performed. (Nine)

Today is also, of course, a public holiday, with an attendant impact on daily life.

At Bondi Beach a guard of honour was held, while others commemorated the day with high tea.

Like Australia Day, most retail stores were open, including supermarkets, cafes and pubs.

However, public holiday trading hours could apply in some areas. Banks, post offices, schools and childcare centres are closed.

Some elective surgery procedures have also been cancelled.

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