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King Charles III Greets President Murmu

King Charles III Greets President Murmu Ahead Of Queen’s Funeral

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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?

King Charles III Greets 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 … Read the rest

Banknotes Bearing Queen’s Image

King Charles III Will Face Left On British Currency For This Reason

England will start a mammoth task of replacing the bank notes, pound coins, and postage stamps bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth II with those of King Charles III.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Banknotes worth $95 billion will be replaced in England
• The process of replacing banknotes, currencies, and postal stamps will start after Queen’s funeral
• King Charles III’s image will feature on the left side of the banknotes

What Is The Legal Status Of Banknotes Bearing Queen’s Image?

Banknotes Bearing Queen’s Image

The Bank of England in its 9th September statement said that it will continue to accept banknotes and coins bearing the image of the monarch as forms of payment. Queen Elizabeth II was the first monarch to feature on banknotes, pound coins, and postal stamps. A further announcement regarding existing Bank of England banknotes will be made after the mourning period is over reads the Bank of England statement.

Over 4.7 million banknotes worth a total of £82 billion ($95 billion) are in circulation in the UK according to an estimate by the central bank. And the Royal Mint estimates about 29 billion coins in circulation. The new currency with the … Read the rest

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Observe A Minute’s Silence Today At 3:00 pm (1400 GMT) For Late Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II will bid a final farewell to her late husband, Prince Philip, on Saturday, in a modest state ceremony with just 30 mourners including close family members. Only Meghan will miss the ceremony due to her health condition.

Funeral ceremony of Prince Philip

Millions of people will watch the final farewell to Prince Philip behind the stately walls of the Windsor Castle, west of London, on their televisions as the pandemic restrictions won’t allow a large gathering on the ground.

Members of the armed services, Prince Philip was associated with, will line a short procession route through to Windsor’s historic St George’s Chapel. His coffin will be borne on a bespoke Land Rover hearse repainted in military green. The Land Rover was designed by Prince Philip. The whole country will observe a minute’s silence on the stroke of 3:00 pm (1400 GMT) before the funeral begins.

Who was Prince Philip?

Prince Philip was The Duke of Edinburgh but he was lovingly called “the grandfather of the nation”. He was 99 years old and was suffering from a heart ailment and infection. He spent last month in a hospital … Read the rest