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Death of Her Majesty the Queen

HM Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral on 8 September 2022 at age 96. She had reigned as Queen for 70 years. As a nation, New Zealand mourns the loss of our longest-reigning Sovereign.

This website contains information about what her death means for New Zealand. Further information is also available on the Royal Family’s website.

In this section

Answers to some common questions about our new King and mourning Queen Elizabeth II.

Find out about events to mark the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and proclaim our new King.

Guidance for the public during the period of national mourning.

Read about the late Queen Elizabeth II’s connection to New Zealand.

Learn more about our new Head of State.

Last updated: 
Friday, 9 September 2022

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