Prince Philip was no stranger to South Australia, having visited 13 times. One of his close companions was former Governor Sir Eric Neal, who has told 7NEWS he was watching the footy when he developed a sudden urge to check in on his friend. @timhatfield87
Queen Elizabeth II has cracked jokes and chuckled through a video call with Premier of South Australia @marshall_steven and Governor Hieu Van Le. Speaking from Windsor Castle last week, the monarch joined the pair in remotely unveiling a new statue of herself at Government House.
A new statue of The Queen by sculptor Robert Hannaford has been installed at Government House. The statue was unveiled by Her Majesty during a video meeting with the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Hon. Hieu Van Le and the Premier Steven Marshall. 📷 @RoyalFamily
WATCH: The Queen remotely unveils a statue of herself at Government House in Adelaide, South Australia and chuckles with the Governor about how “it might be quite alarming to suddenly see it out of the window”. 👑
Her Majesty The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the Governor General of Australia, Governor of New South Wales, Governor of Queensland, and Governor of Victoria and to all Australians.
Former Vietnam refugee Hieu Van Le will be South Australia's next governor, with his term starting in September