THE world continued to pay tribute to the Queen as leaders congratulated her son on joining.
In Australia, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the country was mourning a “huge loss” at a wreath-laying ceremony by dignitaries in Canberra.
The Australian flag flies at half-staff as a sign of respect, and a 96-gun salute – one round for each year the Queen died – was fired in the forecourt of Parliament House on Friday.
A giant portrait of the Queen has been displayed on the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
Albanese, who previously advocated moving to a republic, said he spoke to British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Friday night about the depth of sadness in both countries.
Queen Elizabeth visited Australia 16 times during her reign, the first time in 1954 and the last time in 2011.
US Vice President Kamala Harris signed a book of condolence in Washington.
Japan’s Emperor Naruhito will attend her funeral on his first trip abroad since taking office in 2019.
In Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate was illuminated in the colors of the Union Jack. And the Queen was on billboards in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, King Felipe VI wrote. from Spain to Karl “with the living memory of your beloved mother who is still in our hearts and minds” and assured him “of our affection and deep friendship”.
The spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, told the new king: “I am confident that you will meet this great responsibility with kindness and affection and dedicate yourself to serving others.”
“Having the honor of counting Her Majesty as a dear and respected friend, it is my pleasure to see you proclaimed King of the United Kingdom.
“I wish you every success in tackling whatever challenges lie ahead to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the British people and help create a more peaceful world.”
Warmonger Vladimir Putin also wished the new king all the best.
In a statement released by the Russian Embassy on Twitter, he wrote: “Please accept my sincere congratulations on your accession to the throne.
“I wish Your Majesty every success, good health and all the best.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6193792/world-tribute-queen-congratulate-king-charles-accession/ The world continues to pay tribute to Queen as heads of state congratulate King Charles on his accession to the throne