Both the Senate and the House of Representatives devoted the morning’s proceedings on 11 May to honouring Prince Philip, and making an Address to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to express the condolences of members and senators. The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, were among the members of parliament who spoke about the Prince’s contributions to Australia. Following the speeches, the Houses suspended proceedings until the afternoon as a mark of respect.
On Saturday 10 April the flag at Parliament House was flown at half-mast and the Australian Defence Force fired a 41-gun salute on the Forecourt to mark the occasion. Prince Phillip had visited Australia many times in his life, including in 1988 when he was present for the opening of Parliament House.