PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — The leaders of Papua New Guinea held a ceremony Tuesday to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II and proclaim King Charles III because the nation’s new head of state.
Governor-Basic Bob Dadae and Prime Minister James Marape have been joined by dignitaries on the ceremony outdoors Parliament within the capital Port Moresby.
Papua is one in all 5 nations in Asia and the Pacific the place the British monarch is head of state. Additionally they embrace Australia, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
“In reflection of the life she lived, the exemplary efficiency of duties as the top of the state of Papua New Guinea, it’s on this connection that all of us collect right here this morning to acknowledge her passing and to acknowledge and witness the ascension of the throne of King Charles III,” Marape mentioned.
Marape and different leaders will meet Charles on Friday, which coincides with Papua New Guinea’s forty seventh independence day anniversary, native media reported.