King Charles III proclaimed Papua New Guinea head of state

BANGKOK: Leaders of Papua New Guinea hold a Tuesday ceremony to honor the deceased Queen Elizabeth II and declare King Charles III as the country’s new head of state.
Governor-General Bob Dadae and Prime Minister James Marape and dignitaries joined the ceremony outside Parliament in the capital, Port Moresby.
Papua is one of five countries in the Asia-Pacific where the British monarch is the head of state. They also include Australia, New Zealand, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
“To reflect the life she lived, fulfilling her exemplary duty as head of state for Papua New Guinea, we are all gathered here this morning to acknowledge her passing. and to acknowledge and witness the ascension to the throne of King Charles III,” said Marape.
Marape and other leaders will meet Charles on Friday, coinciding with Papua New Guinea’s 47th Independence Day anniversary, local media reported.

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