Former prime minister John Howard has reflected on the life and times of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – saying she had a great sense of humour and a “deep curiosity” about Australia.
“She understood different features of Australian life,” Mr Howard said.
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, has died at the age of 96.
“Deep down, she was a person who took very seriously her role as the Queen of the United Kingdom and her other realms and territories and as head of the Commonwealth,” he said.
“And she always respected that it was a Constitutional role.”