President Murmu to attend Queen’s funeral
New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu is going to visit London from September 17 to 19 to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the Indian government, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Wednesday. Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8 at the age of 96. She will be laid to rest at a state funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19.
Her elder son Prince Charles has been crowned as King Charles III of the United Kingdom. Many top Indian politicians including President Murmu, vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned her death.
To convey India’s condolences, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar visited the British High Commission in New Delhi on Monday. India also observed a day of national mourning on Sunday. The ministry of External Affairs said, “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 Commonwealth.