President Droupadi Murmu left for London on Saturday to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and to offer condolences on behalf of the Indian government.
Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 at her summer residence Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, will be laid to rest at Westminster Abbey on September 19.
”President Droupadi Murmu emplanes for London, United Kingdom, to attend the state funeral of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted along with a picture of Murmu.
President Droupadi Murmu emplanes for London, United Kingdom to attend the State Funeral of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India. pic.twitter.com/HEFkhoh62J
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 17, 2022
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had visited the British High Commission here on September 12 to convey the country’s condolences.
India had also observed a day of national mourning on Sunday.
In the 70 years of reign of Queen Elizabeth II, India-UK ties have evolved, flourished and strengthened immensely.
She played an important role in the welfare of millions of people around the world as Head of the Commonwealth, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said in a statement.