9 Sep 2022

Live updates: Queen Elizabeth II dies - world reacts

9:09 pm on 9 September 2022

The Sky Tower in Auckland has gone dark in tribute to Queen Elizabeth, as Britain awakes to a very different royal landscape.

King Charles III is expected to address the nation overnight New Zealand time.

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Army salutes queen

New Zealand Army's 16 Field Regiment fired 96 rounds - one round for every year of Queen Elizabeth's life - to honor the passing of Her Majesty in Wellington this evening.

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Britain's King Charles is expected to make his first address as the nation's new monarch in the next few hours, following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth at the age of 96.

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