Sep 13, 2022

Aged care residents make trek to honour the Queen

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The oldest generation have been honouring the Queen following her passing, with recent heartwarming footage capturing a group of aged care residents boarding a bus to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II at Victoria’s Government House.

Footage posted on social media, by The Today Show Reporter Christine Ahern, showed elderly residents leaving flowers and writing their own messages of condolences to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The video featured 102-year-old James, who insisted on making the trip to drop off a bouquet of flowers, while his fellow aged care residents left behind their own tributes. 

Upon the news of the Queen’s death, thousands of Australians of all ages spent the day leaving flowers and signing condolence books at several sites.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews joined Victoria’s Governor Linda Dessau at Victoria’s Government House to sign the condolence book and laid a large wreath in tribute.

Premier Andrews released a statement following her death which said many people did not know a world without the monarch.

“Her presence spanned countries, cultures, language, and continents – her reign transcended decades and generations,” he said.

“Like no monarch before her, she captured our hearts and our affection.”

Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland early on Friday morning at 96-years-old after almost 71 years on the throne.

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