Message from the Governor of Queensland
On behalf of the people of Queensland, Graeme and I extend our deepest condolences to the Royal Family following the death of our Head of State, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.
From her childhood, The Queen was held in great affection by Queenslanders.
The strength of the bond between our people and our Sovereign was evident during Her Majesty’s eight remarkably successful visits to our State.
Since becoming Queensland’s Head of State in 1952, Her Majesty has been a powerful symbol of continuity and stability, a peerless exemplar of duty and service.
As Queensland’s 27th Governor, I join with all the people of Queensland in mourning Her Majesty’s death.
May her wisdom and calm assurance forever remain a source of strength, encouragement and solace to us all.
As an official place of mourning for all Queenslanders, Government House will open its gates to the public who wish to pay their respects at the statue of Her Majesty The Queen on the Estate. Gates will open as follows:
Friday 9 September and Saturday 10 September - 9am to 4pm
Sunday 11 September - 9am to 3pm, with the Proclamation of our new Sovereign to be read at 1.00pm.
Monday to Friday 12-16 September - 9am to 4pm
Queenslanders can write a message of condolence here: www.qld.gov.au/condolences
Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM
Governor of Queensland