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The Queen dies at 96: Sunrise and Today hosts wear black out of respect

Hosts of Channel Seven's Sunrise and Nine's Today (pictured: Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon) wore black to honor the Queen after her death aged 96

Australia’s breakfast TV presenters pay their respects as the country wakes up to news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

Her Majesty died peacefully at her castle in Balmoral, Scotland, with Buckingham Palace issuing a statement from King Charles III at 4:04 a.m. Friday morning AEST.

Announcing the news of her passing, the hosts of Channel Seven’s Sunrise and Nine’s Today shows wore black to honor the Queen and her 70-year reign.

Hosts of Channel Seven's Sunrise and Nine's Today (pictured: Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon) wore black to honor the Queen after her death aged 96

Hosts of Channel Seven’s Sunrise and Nine’s Today (pictured: Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon) wore black to honor the Queen after her death aged 96

Today, anchor Allison Langdon wore a black short-sleeved dress while Karl Stefanovic rested his mandatory navy blue suit and also wore black.

On Sunrise, Natalie Barr wore a respectable black dress with a shawl and neatly tied her hair back, while her co-host David Koch wore a black suit.

All Sunrise staff in the studio were also dressed in black.

Sunrise and the Today show broke the news at 4:30 a.m. Friday, and the ABC interrupted the music program Rage to make the announcement.

‘Hello, Australia. You wake up to the sad news that the queen died overnight,’ Koch said, visibly moved.

Natalie Barr (left) wore a respectable black dress with a shawl and neatly tied her hair back, while her co-host David Koch (right) wore a black suit

Natalie Barr (left) wore a respectable black dress with a shawl and neatly tied her hair back, while her co-host David Koch (right) wore a black suit

“This is the day we knew was inevitable, but hoped would never come.”

Koch and Barr walked live through Buckingham Palace where thousands of mourners braved heavy rain to lay flowers outside the gates.

Speaking on the Today programme, Stefanovic took a moment to reflect on the last time he met the Queen during her visit to Australia in 2011.

“I had the great privilege of meeting her a long time ago now, about 10, 15 years ago in Kirribilli when John Howard was prime minister,” he said.

“There were literally hundreds of people there for a special function. Everyone lined up. There was a line-up about 400m long.

“She looked fragile. But she was just full of energy.

Today anchor Allison Langdon (right) wore a short-sleeved black dress while Karl Stefanovic (left) rested his mandatory navy blue suit and also wore black

Today anchor Allison Langdon (right) wore a short-sleeved black dress while Karl Stefanovic (left) rested his mandatory navy blue suit and also wore black

Stefanovic reflected on the last time he met the Queen during her visit to Australia in 2011

Stefanovic reflected on the last time he met the Queen during her visit to Australia in 2011

Stefanovic said he was “completely overwhelmed” after shaking her hand as he was overwhelmed by her presence.

“Just the energy of this woman and – at the time, she was well over 80,” he said.

Breakfast morning TV hosts paid their respects as tributes poured in for the Queen from across the country.

Governor General David Hurley described her as a “remarkable” person who served with “distinction” for more than 70 years.

“When I reflect on my own memories, and she has been my Queen all my life, I think of Her Majesty’s dignity and compassion, her devotion and her compassion, her dedication and her work ethic” , did he declare.

“And her selfless and unwavering commitment to those she served. Ours. His death will sadden all Australians and be felt around the world.

“As we mourn, we must also be inspired and thankful for Her Majesty’s remarkable contribution. May she rest in peace. May God save the king.’

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese described it as a day of “profound sadness”.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese offered his condolences to the Royal Family, the British people and all of his own citizens who held Her Majesty in high esteem.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese described it as a day of ‘deep sadness’

“Australian hearts go out to the people of the UK who mourn today knowing they will feel they have lost some of what holds their nation together,” he said.

“This is a time of mourning for the British people, across the Commonwealth and, indeed, around the world.

“There is comfort in Her Majesty’s own words: grief is the price we pay for love. It is a loss we feel deeply in Australia.

Queen Elizabeth II died today at the age of 96.

Her son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, is now King Charles III, as the world mourns his mother, Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

The Queen's place in the hearts of millions of Australians was as enduring as her lifelong relationship with the former colony.  She is pictured receiving flowers from waiting schoolchildren waving flags after a Commonwealth Day service in Sydney in March 2006

The Queen’s place in the hearts of millions of Australians was as enduring as her lifelong relationship with the former colony. She is pictured receiving flowers from waiting schoolchildren waving flags after a Commonwealth Day service in Sydney in March 2006

All of Her Majesty’s children had rushed to Balmoral today after doctors became ‘worried’ for her health. A few hours later, she passed away, surrounded by her family.

At 6.30pm UK time, his death was confirmed. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow’.

The Queen’s death will see Britain and her Commonwealth realms enter a ten-day period of mourning as millions of her subjects in the UK and abroad come to terms with her passing. His coffin will be transported to London by royal train via Edinburgh before lying in state at Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament for four days. Hundreds of thousands of people will be able to pay homage to him.

The state funeral is due to take place at Westminster Abbey in central London on Monday, September 19, to be attended by his bereaved family as well as 2,000 heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, royals European Union and key figures in public life around the globe.

Her Majesty The Queen - Britain's longest-serving monarch - died peacefully at Balmoral aged 96.  His son Charles is now king.  He will stay at Balmoral tonight before returning to London with Queen Consort, Camilla

Her Majesty The Queen – Britain’s longest-serving monarch – died peacefully at Balmoral aged 96. His son Charles is now king. He will stay at Balmoral tonight before returning to London with Queen Consort, Camilla

King Charles III issued this poignant statement in reaction to the death of his 'beloved mother' as he took the throne today

King Charles III issued this poignant statement in reaction to the death of his ‘beloved mother’ as he took the throne today

And as her son ascends to the throne, there will also be a celebration of her historic 70-year reign which saw her reach her platinum jubilee this year – a landmark unlikely to be reached again by a monarch. British.

Charles, who will reign as King Charles III, said today: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a time of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

“We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Kingdoms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people across the world.

“During this time of grief and change, my family and I will be comforted and supported by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”

All of Her Majesty's children had rushed to Balmoral today after doctors became 'worried' for her health.  A few hours later, she passed away, surrounded by her family.  Pictured: The Queen's death was announced via the Royal Family's official Twitter account

All of Her Majesty’s children had rushed to Balmoral today after doctors became ‘worried’ for her health. A few hours later, she passed away, surrounded by her family. Pictured: The Queen’s death was announced via the Royal Family’s official Twitter account

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