Queen Elizabeth II: President Draupadi Murmu to attend Queen's funeral

Publish Date: 14 Sep, 2022 |

President Draupadi Murmu will visit London on 17-19 September 2022 to offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India. Queen Elizabeth II will be cremated with state honours on September 19, according to Britain's time, at 11 am, her last Rite will be attended by big leaders of the country and abroad and many guests.

Other officials at the funeral

Hundreds of heads of state are expected to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. This day has been declared a public holiday in Britain. US President Joe Biden will also attend the Queen's funeral. At the same time, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will also visit London. 

The Queen's body will be kept at Westminster Hall for four days before the funeral, so that people can pay their last respects by paying their last respects. His body reached London from Scotland on Tuesday evening. His coffin will be placed at Buckingham Palace for the final night. The Queen's coffin will be kept at Westminster Hall for four days from Wednesday and will be cremated on Monday. The Queen died last Thursday at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle. She was ruling Britain for 70 years.

Thousands gathered for the last rites

While people have started gathering around London for the last farewell of Queen Elizabeth to be held on Wednesday. From Buckingham Palace, the Queen's administrative headquarters and royal residence, the late Queen's coffin will be carried on a cannon cart to Parliament House, where the Queen's body will be kept for four days. Horses will pull this cannon cart. 

Charles III and other members of the royal family will follow the coffin cart. Thousands gather at 'The Mall' outside Buckingham Palace and on the banks of the River Thames hours before the coffin journey begins. This crowd is the latest glimpse of the wave of mourning spread across the country in respect of the Queen and her demise.


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