Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, passed away on 8 September 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II visited the Queensland Parliament on numerous occasions, including:

  • In 1954, the Queen became the first reigning British monarch to visit Australia with her husband Prince Phillip. During this tour, she visited the Queensland Parliament on 9 March for a State reception at Parliament House, and the following day for a parliamentary luncheon.
  • On 13 April 1970, the Queen attended a Parliament House garden party.
  • On 8 October 1982, she unveiled the Parliament House restoration plaque, while in Brisbane for the Commonwealth Games.
  • On 24 October 2011, the Queen attended a reception for emergency service personnel, volunteers, and those affected by natural disasters during the summer of 2010-2011. 

More information about the life and work of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is available on the Royal Family website.

Proclamation of King Charles the Third

At 2.30pm on Sunday 11 September 2022, the proclamation of the accession of His Majesty The King, Charles the Third was announced by Her Excellency The Governor. The Governor read the Proclamation in the former Legislative Council Chamber at Parliament House where Her Excellency was joined by members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

You can watch the proceedings on the Queensland Parliament Youtube channel.