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Australia’s loyal monarchists are paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II today with flowers and photographs, as the world comes to grip with the news coming out of England last night.
Buckingham Palace announced the death of the Queen at age 96, just after 6:30pm on Thursday local time (3:30am Friday AEST). She had reigned since 1952.
Among the celebrities to share photos are former US presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush, Australian model and businesswoman Elle Macpherson, and just about every other suck-up former Australian state Premiers and Prime Ministers.
In our nation’s suburbs and towns, however, this news marks a sad day for the droves of Australians who have somehow remained loyal to the British family – even after seeing what they did to our darling Diana.
While the late Queen was not ‘technically’ responsible for the Commonwealth’s decision to brutally transport poverty-stricken convicts to this harsh and unforgiving continent to work as slaves, before joining ranks with their captors to commit genocide against the First Nations people – her family still do represent the institution that signed off on these atrocities.
However, Australians remain committed to the notion that this goofy family are nice to have around, on our tabloid front pages and coins – hence, the monumental outpouring of grief across the nation.
Although, this isn’t a universal response across the country – particularly in the pubs that serve tall glasses of dark dry stout.
In fact, anyone working on a construction site with concreters or lollipop ladies can today confirm that Australia’s Irish community a processing the news of Queens Elizabeth’s passing very differently to the rest of us bootlickers.
This is also the case in the recruitment offices and media agencies across Betoota this afternoon, as a vast number of Celtic men and women take early marks from work to head down to their local pubs to sing songs that might actually land them on an ASIO watchlist if the lyrics weren’t so slurred.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community have shared similar sentiments, although the Australian media have since accused them, and only them, of being divisive and woke.