New Zealand has announced it will mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II with a public holiday on September 26.
The nation will also hold a state memorial service in the capital, Wellington, on the same day.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Elizabeth was an extraordinary person and many people would appreciate the opportunity to mark her death and celebrate her life.
"As New Zealand's queen and much-loved sovereign for over 70 years, it is appropriate that we mark her life of dedicated public service with a state memorial service and a one-off public holiday," Ardern said.
She also said she would be leaving this week for Britain to attend Elizabeth's funeral.