Does the UK monarch always hold the title King/Queen of Australia?
Graphic of the role of the King.
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A silhouette of the bust of the King. It says 'The Queen'.
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Thanks for your excellent question, John.
Yes, the British monarch holds the title King or Queen of Australia from the time of their official proclamation, regardless of whether they are physically in Australia or not.
Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a meeting was held at Government House in Canberra of the Federal Executive Council which recommended her eldest son, Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, be proclaimed King of Australia.
This proclamation was then made by the Governor-General, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), at the Australian Parliament House on 11 September 2022. From this moment, His Majesty King Charles III became King of Australia.