"This year a hundred years since the end of the first World War. Australia house in London has also turned one hundred Australia houses, estrellas oldest diplomatic mission in historically, one of the most significant buildings so grant, it is inside that even scenes of a Harry Potter movie were filmed there. Samantha holy attended an event to Marcus intently, and she filed this report. So you could be there to it's jewel in Leah's overseas missions in all its historic glory. It stands in the center of London when you enter as so many historians have done over the decades, the grand marble hall. The elegant Stig Hase's the chandeliers the art on the walls, all speak of something very special. On this occasion. I've come to a stray your house to celebrate its one hundred year, which has it happens has coincided with the seventieth birthday of Prince Charles. Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla have also come to unveil a portrait birthday present from strategy. Standing in the grand marble, home and listening to the Australian High Commissioner, George Brandis recount a tale of time gone. By was so moving it almost brought me to tease, I don't know. If I was the only one when you Royal Highness's, great grandfather King, George the fifth laid the foundation stone on the twenty fourth of July nineteen thirteen no one foresaw the magnitude of the horror, which would a year later before the world. By the time. Australia house was opened five years later, just three months before the armistice Australia no longer needed to prove its nationhood by a statement in marble and timber. Because the more than three hundred thousand strategies who fought and the sixty sixty thousand who died in Gallipoli and on the western front had already proved that much more emphatically in flesh and blood, and you the day King, George the fifth open destroy your house on the third of August nine thousand nine hundred eighteen this exhibition hall as it is tonight was filled with distinguished guests to Mark the significance of the occasion. Taking pride of place. Among the leading citizens of the land was some three hundred wounded Australian servicemen specially invited by the High Commissioner Andrew Fisher. In thanking the king fishers said it is the earnest wish of the Commonwealth government that Australia house may be tangible sign to the people of the United Kingdom that their interests and those of their kinfolk in the great Commonwealth overseas. A common alike in peace and in war. And so over this past century has it proved to be. Prince Charles followed on Australia host was opened by may Greg grandfather, George the fifth in what were the grimmest of times. It was August nineteen eighteen and the tragic conflict that came to be known as the great war was by then in its final months. As we Mark the centenary of the great war earlier this month. So must we never forget that over a million British Australian and Commonwealth servicemen fought together with common purpose and tragically lost their lives. So that we could be here today. He was greeted by Rosie and affectionate cheers of Kui from Australian diggers in their slouch, hats gathered outside. Many of these men had fought at Gallipoli, passion, Dale or villas Britain New where their extraordinary courage and tenacity helped turn the tide of the war in nineteen forty those Australians who worked in this building for witness to the blitz and the devastation rolled around them. Once again Britain at the time of her greatest peril knew that. She did not stand alone. They're one in this country should forget the wartime. Message sent by prime minister Menzies and inscribed on the Australian war memorial at Hyde Park corner. Whatever burden you were to carry. We also will shoulder that burden. They're going to hardly be a more profound testament to friendship or one that is injured so well through peace and war prosperity. And hardship, in fact in all circumstances. Save perhaps an ashes test. So if you're in London pay a visit to a stranger house c. See all glory. It is yours after all. This is the mantra holy inland for correspondents report."