MEA Confirms President Droupadi Murmu Will Attend The Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II
On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II breathed her last at Balmoral, her estate in the Scottish Highlands at the age of 96. According to Buckingham Palace, she was suffering from ‘episodic mobility problems’ since the end of last year. After the shocking news, S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister visited the British High Commission in New Delhi on September 12 to convey condolences. On Sunday, India also observed a day of national mourning. And the latest news is that President Droupadi Murmu will reportedly visit London to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
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As per the Ministry of External Affairs, President Droupadi Murmu will be visiting London from September 17-19 to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. President Murmu will offer condolences on behalf of the Indian Government. The funeral for the Queen will take place on Monday at Westminster Abbey in London.
Earlier, President Droupadi Murmu had expressed grief over the demise of Britain’s Queen on Twitter. In the tweet, she wrote, “In the demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of UK, the world has lost a great personality. An era has passed since she steered her country and people for over 7 decades. I share the grief of the people of the UK and convey my heartfelt condolence to the family.”
In the demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of UK, the world has lost a great personality. An era has passed since she steered her country and people for over 7 decades. I share the grief of people of UK and convey my heartfelt condolence to the family.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 8, 2022
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Following the announcement of the Queen’s demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his tribute. He mentioned that Queen Elizabeth II provided inspiring leadership to her nation and people and remembered her as a ‘stalwart of our times’.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a stalwart of our times. She provided inspiring leadership to her nation and people. She personified dignity and decency in public life. Pained by her demise. My thoughts are with her family and people of UK in this sad hour.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 8, 2022
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Queen Elizabeth II, UK’s longest-serving monarch, came to the throne in the year 1952 and witnessed major social change throughout her reign.