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Dawson remembers Queen as a ‘beacon of stability’

WA Governor Chris Dawson has remembered Queen Elizabeth II as a “beacon of stability through decades of rapid change” as he invited West Australians to pay their respects at Government House over the next fortnight.

Mr Dawson and wife Darrilyn laid the first wreath in honour of the Queen this morning, followed immediately by Premier Mark McGowan, before the trio signed the Condolence Book located inside Government House Ballroom.

“In doing her duty, she pledged her whole life to the service of Australia and the entire Commonwealth,” Mr Dawson said.

“She has fulfilled that pledge with grace, dignity, and a tireless commitment to duty. We thank her Majesty for her unwavering love for this country, a place she visited 16 times during her long and enduring reign.”

Mr McGowan said the late Queen had been a “tower of strength” since ascending to the role at the age of 25 in 1952.

“Her Majesty led the Commonwealth with dignity, grace and compassion,” the Premier said.

“Her commitment to duty and public service is unrivalled, which is testament to her unwavering resilience and strength of character.

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