President Murmu reaches London to attend funeral of Queen Elizabeth II | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: President Droupadi Murmu has reached London where she is scheduled to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the Indian government. The President had left for London on Saturday.
Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 at her summer residence Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, will be laid to rest at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
“President Droupadi Murmu emplanes for London, United Kingdom, to attend the state funeral of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan had tweeted along with a picture of Murmu.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had visited the British High Commission here on September 12 to convey the country’s condolences.
India had also observed a day of national mourning on Sunday.
In the 70 years of reign of Queen Elizabeth II, India-UK ties have evolved, flourished and strengthened immensely.
She played an important role in the welfare of millions of people around the world as Head of the Commonwealth, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said in a statement.





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