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Meeting the Queen was ‘the most nervous moment of my life’

Scott Morrison, an ex-prime minister of Australia, described meeting Queen Elizabeth as the most nerve-wracking moment in his life.

The former leader recalls how he and Jenny had been trying to get ready for the occasion at Buckingham Palace, 2019 in a hurry.

He said that Jenny was YouTubing how he curtsy inside the car.

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Morrison was also anxious to find the perfect gift.

John Howard, his mentor and former prime minister, was there to offer advice. He said: “You can’t go wrong when it comes to horses. Get to know your horses.

He decided to buy Winx, an Australian champion racehorse, a book.

He said that the Queen “immediately takes it out of her bag, she’s flicking through like a schoolgirl and she lit up like you wouldn’t believe”.

It was a moment for everyone to feel relief and laughter. Queen Elizabeth II “just made everyone feel at home in an instant.”

1954 was the year she became the first reigning monarch ever to walk on Australian soil. It was, according to Morrison, the beginning of a special relationship with Australia and its people.

He said, “She loved this land.” She’d been to this country 16 times. It’s not worth it to do that if the place isn’t for you. She returned again and again.

Image Australians leave floral tributes outside Government House, Sydney

He stated that the Queen knew the country well and how life was on the land.

He said that she admires the resilience of Australians, who live and work off the land. “I believe she highly respected them and encouraged them,” he said.

“They shared a special bond as Australians with her – more than any other here in the country.”

Although Australia’s relationship to the Royal Family was not easy, its loyalty to the Queen has been unwavering.

1999 saw a referendum on the formal recognition of the country as a republic.

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It didn’t, and Malcolm Turnbull, the man who led the campaign to make Australia a republic, has been paying some of the most touching tributes to her in recent days.

He seemed to be in tears when he said, “She’s one of my favorite people.”

Many ordinary Australians visited Sydney to pay their respects and lay flowers outside Government House, New South Wales’ seat.

In addition to the eulogies, there were also messages of support for King Charles as he faces difficult days ahead.

No matter where the country may go in the future, there is an acceptance across all political parties that this is a time of mourning and gratitude for a lifetime of service.


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