This footage shows Australian soldiers marking the death of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 with a 96-gun salute.
The footage shows various Australian military personnel in the capital Canberra taking part in the event to pay tribute to Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
The images were obtained from the Australian Department of Defence on Monday, 12th September, along with a statement saying: “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 included a 21-gun salute conducted by Australia’s Federation Guard.”
The Queen died on Thursday, 8th September, at the age of 96 and her funeral will take place on at 11 AM, Monday, 19th September.
Her coffin is currently in the Edinburgh after it travelled by car from Balmoral Castle, her estate in Scotland, to the Scottish capital.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, 13th September, her coffin will travel to Edinburgh airport where it will be flown on board an RAF aircraft to London. On Wednesday, it will travel to Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace where it will lie in state from Thursday to Sunday.