President Murmu Pays Tribute to the Queen in London

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  • Draupadi Murmu visits the Westminster Hall to pay tributes to Queen Elizabeth II
  • Also signed the book of condolences in the memory of her Majesty.
  • Murmu will join another world leaders on Monday at Westminster Abbey where the funeral will be held.

London: President Draupadi Murmu who arrived in London on Saturday evening paid tributes to the longest serving Monarch of British Queen Elizabeth II whose soul departed from the world on the afternoon of 9th September.

President Murmu visited the Westminster Hall in London where the body of the Queen is lying in state and offered condolences on behalf of the Indian government.

The first tribal president of India will join 500 world leaders who will be attending the funeral of Her Majesty on September 19th. A congregation of around 2000 leaders are expected to gather for a sombre ceremony starting at 11 am following which the country will maintain silence for two minutes as respect to the lady.

Ahead of Monday’s funeral service, the President is invited to a reception hosted by King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla at Buckingham Palace. All visiting heads of state, government and official overseas guests are expected at what has been described as an “official state event”.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed earlier this week that the President will be travelling to London to offer condolences on behalf of the government of India.

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