President Murmu leaves for London to attend Queen’s funeral

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New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu left for London on Saturday to attend II. at Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India.

Queen Elizabeth, former head of state of the United Kingdom and head of the Commonwealth of Nations, died on September 8 at the age of 96.

“President Draupadi Murmu is traveling to London, UK to attend II. Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India,” Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted along with Murmu’s picture.

President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed their condolences after the death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar visited the British High Commission in New Delhi on 12 September 2022 to convey India’s condolences. India observed a day of national mourning on 9/11.

“II. During the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, relations between India and the United Kingdom have grown, flourished and strengthened tremendously. As the leader of the Commonwealth, he played an important role in the well-being of millions of people around the world,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

The Queen is the longest-living and longest-reigning British monarch

II. Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch, died on September 8. He was 96 years old. Her reign as Queen of England lasted over 70 years.

The Queen’s state funeral will take place on Monday 19 September at Westminster Abbey.





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