President Murmu visits Westminster Hall
India’s President Draupadi Murmu has arrived in London on a three-day visit to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the country. President Draupadi Murmu visited Westminster Hall, London, where the body of Queen Elizabeth II is kept for the last glimpse. Arriving here, the President paid tribute to the departed soul on behalf of himself and the people of India.
500 leaders from around the world will be involved
Around 500 world leaders, including members of the royal family from around the world, are attending the Queen’s funeral. The Queen’s funeral will take place on Monday at Westminster Abbey, with some 2,000 people expected to attend. Westminster Hall will be closed to the general public a few hours before the Queen’s funeral. The entrance to Westminster Abbey will be opened to foreign dignitaries and guests at 8:00 a.m. local time on Monday.
died on 8 september
The condolence ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. local time and end an hour later after two minutes of silence across the country. Queen Elizabeth II died on 8 September at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96. President Murmu has also been invited to a banquet hosted by King Charles II and Queen Consort Camilla for world leaders at Buckingham Palace on Sunday evening.
State funeral to be held after 57 years
The Queen will be buried in a private ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor after the first state funeral in Britain in 57 years. Prior to this, the state funeral of Winston Churchill, who was the Prime Minister of Britain during World War II, was performed in 1965. Winston Churchill is considered the most talked about prime minister in British history.