9 Sep 2022

Queen Elizabeth II: New Zealand wakes up to news of her death

From Morning Report, 6:55 am on 9 September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.

RNZ reporter Rosie Gordon spoke to Morning Report from outside the British High Commission.