Queen Elizabeth Funeral: Droupadi Murmu arrives in London to attend Elizabeth's funeral

Publish Date: 18 Sep, 2022 |
 

India's President Draupadi Murmu has reached London to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain. The information about Draupadi Murmu reaching London was given from her official Twitter handle. In a tweet accompanying her photo at the London airport, it was said that she would express condolences on behalf of India on the death of Queen Elizabeth and attend her funeral. The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be held with state honors at Westminster Abbey on 19 September.

External Affairs Minister expressed condolences

Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted, "President Draupadi Murmu has left for London to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India." External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited the British High Commission in New Delhi on 12 September, a day after India's National Mourning Day. He expressed condolences on behalf of India on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed earlier this week that the President would travel to London to offer condolences on behalf of the Indian government. The Ministry of External Affairs had issued a statement that India-UK relations have grown and strengthened greatly during the 70 years of HM Queen Elizabeth II's reign. As the head of the Commonwealth, she has been instrumental in the welfare of millions of people around the world.

Other officials attending the funeral

Apart from India, many celebrities from all over the world are coming to attend the funeral of the Queen. These include US President Joe Biden. Biden has arrived in the UK with First Lady Jill Biden. Apart from him, the PM of Australia has also come to London. 2,000 people are said to attend the Queen's funeral. However, some countries that have not been invited to attend the event include Russia, Belarus, Syria, Myanmar and Afghanistan.

 

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