Joseph Day, who lives in Bristol, has not been seen or heard from since Saturday night.
During a live cross on the 6pm news, a displaced woman walked alongside Daniel Faitaua with a smile that the 1News reporter said beamed like no other.
The 95-year-old, who recently recovered from Covid-19, has instead asked the heir to the throne Prince Charles to stand in for her.
The 95-year-old monarch is experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” but expects to carry out “light duties” this week.
The UK Foreign Office said the build-up of Russian forces in Ukraine’s borders since January 2022 "has increased the threat of military action".