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President Draupadi Murmu To Attend State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II In London

The President will be on a three-day visit to London starting from September 17 to 19.

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File photographs of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Indian President Draupadi Murmu. (Image: ANI)

New Delhi: President Draupadi Murmu will visit Britain to attend the sate funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India. The President will be on a three-day visit to London starting from September 17 to 19.

Britain’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 on September 8 at her private residence in Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her Majesty will be laid to rest at a state funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19.

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President Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed condolences at her demise.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited the British High Commission here on September 12 to convey India’s condolences. India 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 MEA said in a statement.

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