Following news of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, people and cities around the world are paying tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet have announced that the Sydney Opera House will be illuminated for two days in honour of The Queen.
“The late Queen Elizabeth the Second played an important role to the people of Australia during her reign and the lighting of the Sydney Opera House is a fitting tribute on behalf of the people of Australia,” said Mr Albanese.
Mr Perrottet added that the tribute on Australia’s most recognised and beloved icon will act as a symbolic gesture on behalf of the NSW government.
“The tribute on the sails will recognise Her late Majesty’s immense contribution to our state and nation, a fitting tribute as she officially opened the Sydney Opera House in 1973,” he said.
The lighting of the Sydney Opera House sails will take place over two days. From 7.30pm to midnight on Friday, September 9 and 6.30pm to midnight on Saturday, September 10, Sydneysiders can join in and say farewell to The Queen. Read more here.
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