President Murmu pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, to attend funeral today

HY News 19 September, 2022 11:08 am IST

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The President of India Droupadi Murmu is in London on a three-day visit to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The funeral of the long reigning queen of England has been scheduled to take place on Monday, 19 September. President Murmu signed a condolence book on behalf of the Indian government on Sunday. It is reported that the president is joined by Acting High Commissioner Sujit Ghosh at the Lancaster House in London.

"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 as the plane departed from Delhi earlier.

Queen Elizabeth II died on 8 September at the age of 96 after becoming the longest reigning monarch. She remained queen of England for 70 years.

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