Albanese heads again to Canberra after coronation

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese flew house quickly after the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey. (AP PHOTO)

PRIME Minister Anthony Albanese, who has prolonged an invite to Charles to make his seventeenth go to and first as king to Australia, is on his method house from the UK after the coronation procession ended.

Opposition Chief Peter Dutton, who didn’t attend the London ceremony, mentioned the coronation was a momentous event for the British individuals, Australians and all residents of the Commonwealth.

“It’s a second when an age-old custom brings with it each a way of reconnection to historical past and regeneration in our instances,” he mentioned in an announcement.

The avowed monarchist famous that the King revered the proper of all of the peoples of the Commonwealth to find out their very own future, together with strikes to a republic.

“In 1994, Charles mentioned that no matter course Australia takes, that’s one thing which solely the Australian individuals can resolve,” he added.

“Within the meantime, all his household will ‘proceed to take an in depth private curiosity within the welfare and fortunes of this nation’.”

Mr Albanese, a self-proclaimed “lifelong republican,” described the coronation as a “historic occasion of monumental significance”.

He’s returning to Canberra for the federal price range on Tuesday.

At 3pm on Sunday, a 21-gun salute, by Australia’s Federation Guard, will probably be held on the forecourt of Parliament Home in Canberra.

This will probably be adopted by a flypast from the Royal Australian Air Drive to mark the coronation.

The Returned Providers League of Australia (RSL) nationwide president Greg Melick mentioned Australian service individuals performed an necessary half within the official celebrations.

“The RSL sincerely congratulates King Charles III on his Coronation and needs him a protracted and profitable reign,” he mentioned.

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However the coronation triggered upset in some quarters, with impartial Senator Lidia Thorpe addressing a Sovereign Tea Occasion in Melbourne on Saturday in regards to the “violent colonial occupation” by the British.

“In the present day is a painful day for our individuals and all colonised individuals world wide,” Senator Thorpe mentioned.

“The British Empire proudly shows the wealth it has stolen from us whereas our individuals proceed to endure and die by the hands of a colonial system that was violently imposed on us.”

Australian singer Nick Cave, who lives within the UK as of late and attended the coronation as a part of the Australian delegation, had mentioned earlier within the week it will “greater than doubtless be crucial historic occasion within the UK of our age. Not simply crucial, however the strangest, the weirdest.”

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Ian Meikle, editor