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The Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, leave the House Of Assembly after she addressed the Bermudian Parliament on November 25, 1953. (File photograph from AP)

The late Queen is to be the focus of a special joint session of the legislature, the Government announced today.

MPs and senators will have two-and-a-half hours to offer condolences and remember the monarch’s life following her death on Thursday.

The coming together of the two bodies will be led by Dennis Lister, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, and Joan E Dillas-Wright, the President of the Senate.

Tributes to the late monarch have already been heard in Britain’s House of Commons.

The Queen visited Bermuda on four occasions during her 70-year reign, and aircraft that she was travelling on stopped on the island briefly twice for refuelling.

Sir John Swan, a former premier, has urged her successor, King Charles III, to follow in his late mother’s footsteps and visit Bermuda early in his reign.

The Queen on her visit to Bermuda in 2009 (Photograph supplied)

After her coronation in 1953, Bermuda was the first stop on a six-month global tour of the Commonwealth undertaken by the new Queen.

The joint session is on Friday from 10am until 12.30pm and is being broadcast live on CITV.

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Published September 13, 2022 at 7:55 am (Updated September 13, 2022 at 7:55 am)

Joint session of legislature to honour Queen on Friday

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