President Droupadi Murmu arrived in London on Saturday night to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and to supply condolences on behalf of the Indian authorities.
Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 at her summer season residence of Balmoral Fort in Scotland on September 8, is lying-in-state at Westminster Corridor earlier than the funeral at Westminster Abbey on the morning of September 19.
President Murmu is on a three-day go to to the UK, throughout which she’s going to attend Monday’s funeral service and can be invited to a reception for world leaders hosted at Buckingham Palace by King Charles III on Sunday night.
“President Droupadi Murmu emplanes for London, United Kingdom, to attend the state funeral of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and provide condolences on behalf of the Authorities of India,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted because the airplane departed from Delhi earlier.
President Droupadi Murmu emplanes for London, United Kingdom to attend the State Funeral of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and provide condolences on behalf of the Authorities of India. pic.twitter.com/HEFkhoh62J
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 17, 2022
Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had visited the British Excessive Fee in New Delhi on September 12 to convey the nation’s condolences, a day after India noticed a day of nationwide mourning.
The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) confirmed earlier this week that the President might be travelling to London to supply condolences on behalf of the federal government of India.
“Within the 70 years of reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II, India-UK ties have developed, flourished and strengthened immensely. She performed an necessary function within the welfare of hundreds of thousands of individuals world wide as Head of the Commonwealth,” the MEA assertion learn.
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