President Droupadi Murmu to attend state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
President Droupadi Murmu will visit London, the United Kingdom from 17th to 19th of September to attend the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India. Queen Elizabeth II, the former head of state of the UK and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations passed away on the 8th of this month.
President Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed condolences at the demise of the Queen. External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar visited the British High Commission in New Delhi on the 12th of September to convey India’s condolences. India also observed a day of national mourning on the 11th of September.
The External Affairs Ministry said that in the 70 years of the 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.