On the third day of the 16th visit Australia, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is welcomed to a reception at Parliament House, Canberra, by the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard.
After a ceremonial fanfare, The Queen enters in the procession into the great Hall at Parliament House where about 700 people are assembled. The Australian Royal Anthem, then the Australian National Anthem are sung.
The Queen is formally welcomed by the Prime Minister and then by Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, the first Executive Director of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy.
The Queen then addresses the nation expressing her admiration for our progress and successes, and her sympathy for the tragedies in our national life.
The event was broadcast by the national TV news service, Sky News on 21 October, 2011, with a commentary by Sky's Royal Correspondent Celina Edmonds.