President Draupadi Murmu to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral

New Delhi: President Draupadi Murmu  will be leaving for London to attend the State Funeral if Queen Elizabeth II  on Monday and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India.

The Indian President will leave for London on September 17 and attend the State funeral on September 19.

Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at Balmoral on September 8. She was 96.

Following the Queen’s demise, India observed one-day national mourning on September 11 as a mark of respect.

President Draupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences at the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar visited the British High Commission in New Delhi on September 12 to convey India’s condolences. India also observed a day of national mourning on Sunday (September 11).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had tweeted, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a stalwart of our times. She provided inspiring leadership to her nation and people. She personified dignity and decency in public life. Pained by her demise. My thoughts are with her family and people of UK in this sad hour.”

“In the 70 years of reign of Her Majesty 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 said in a statement.


(With Agency Inputs)


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