President Droupadi Murmu To Fly Down To London For Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

by Vinita Jain
President Droupadi Murmu To Fly Down To London For Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral

The Ministry of External Affairs has announced that Indian President Droupadi Murmu will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth. She will visit London during September 17-19, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral is to be held at Westminster Abbey on September 19.

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch and head of the Commonwealth states, passed away at the age of 96 on September 8, 2022. King Charles and members of the royal family received Queen Elizabeth’s coffin on Tuesday at Buckingham Palace. The coffin will be loaded onto a gun carriage as part of a large military procession to Westminster Hall. Member of the public will be allowed to walk past through the coffin for 24 hours until the morning of the funeral.

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Leaders From Across The World Will Attend The Funeral Along With Droupadi Murmu

Dignitaries from across the world will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. US President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Indian President Droupadi Murmu and others will attend the final rites of the Queen in London.

Leaders from across the Commonwealth who served during Queen’s reign will also be in attendance.

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India Also Observed A National Mourning Day On Sunday

External Minister S Jaishankar visited the British High Commission in New Delhi on September 12 to convey India’s condolences. On September 11, India observed a day of national mourning.

On the demise of the former head of state of the UK, President Droupadi Murmu said “the world has lost a great personality”.

Along with President Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar took to social media to express their condolences on the passing of Her Majesty.

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