President Droupadi Murmu Pays Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II In London

On Sunday, President Murmu paid her tribute to UK's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall, where the coffin of the Queen is lying-in-State.

By Ashita Singh
Updated: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 06:28 PM IST
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President Droupadi Murmu Pays Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II In London

President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday reached London and paid tributes to UK's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall, where the coffin of the Queen is lying-in-State.

"President Droupadi Murmu visited Westminster Hall London where the body of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II is lying in state. The President offered tributes to the departed soul on her own behalf and on behalf of the people of India," Rashtrapati Bhawan tweeted.

The presidential aircraft carrying Murmu and her entourage members, including foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra landed at London's Gatwick Airport at 20:50 IST from where she left for the hotel where she will be staying during this tour.

President's official tour to the United Kingdom is scheduled for September 17 to 19, where she will attend the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India.

Reportedly, on Sunday, she will attend the Lying-in-State of the Queen's coffin at the Palace of Westminster and sign a condolence book on behalf of the Indian government at Lancaster House near Buckingham Palace.

Later in the day, she will attend a reception hosted by King Charles III for the overseas leaders at Buckingham Palace in London before the funeral service on Monday at 11 am local time.

The next day, she will attend the state funeral service at West Gate of Westminster Abbey. And in the afternoon, she will attend the reception hosted by James Cleverly, UK's Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.

Queen Elizabeth II, 96, the former head of state of the UK and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations passed away on September 8. She will be laid to rest will full state honours at Westminster Abbey on September 19.

One-day state mourning was observed across India on September 11 as a mark of respect to UK's Queen Elizabeth II who passed away on September 8.

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