World leaders pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

World leaders have expressed their grief at the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In the US, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wrote in a book of condolence at the British Embassy in Washington. In Australia, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese quoted the Queen, to reflect the sense of loss the nation feels. Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau marked the passing of the Queen with his own fond memories of their meetings. In New Zealand, flags flew at half-mast around the country, and at the Auckland War Memorial, where a group of young people performed the Haka, a ceremonial dance in Maori culture. The country’s Prime Minister signed a book of condolence, as the New Zealand governor-general Cindy Kiro paid tribute.