President Droupadi Murmu paid tributes to Queen Elizabeth II at Westminister Hall in London and met Kind Charles III ahead of the state funeral of the Queen on Monday 19. She is on an official tour to London from 17 to 19 September.
• President Murmu will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
• She will also attend the reception hosted by James Cleverly
• She is on an official tour to offer condolences from India
What Is The Official Tour Of President Murmu?
The President arrived at Gatwick Airport in London on 17 September. The High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom received the President at the airport. From there she left for the hotel to start her tour.
President Murmu visited the Lancaster House near Buckingham Palace in London and signed the condolences book for Queen Elizabeth II. Rashtrapati Bhawan also tweeted about the President signing the condolences book.
The President also visited Westminster Hall in London where the queen’s coffin is lying-in-state and offered condolences on behalf of the whole country. India also observed one-day state mourning on September 11 as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II.
She also met King Charles III at Buckingham Palace during a state reception. She will attend the state honours at Westminster Abbey on 19 September. The funeral service will be held at West Gate of Westminster Abbey. After the funeral, the President will go to attend the reception hosted by James Cleverly, UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs.
Foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra is among the entourage members accompanying President Murmu on her state visit to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London.