President Murmu meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in London
19 September, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma
President Droupadi Murmu met with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister, Sheikh Rehana, on Monday, soon before Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral in London. “President ...
President Droupadi Murmu met with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister, Sheikh Rehana, on Monday, soon before Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral in London.
“President Droupadi Murmu met with Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and her sister, Sheikh Rehana just before commencement of the State Funeral at London,” Rashtrapati Bhawan tweeted. The President arrived at Gatwick Airport in London on Saturday to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at London’s Westminster Abbey.
Upon her arrival, she offered tributes to Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall in London, where the queen’s coffin was lying-in-State.
“President Droupadi Murmu visited Westminster Hall, London where the body of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II is lying in state. The President offered tributes to the departed soul on her own behalf and on behalf of the people of India,” Rashtrapati Bhawan tweeted earlier.
President Murmu also signed the condolence book for Queen Elizabeth II, at the Lancaster House near Buckingham Palace in London. “President Droupadi Murmu signed the Condolence Book in the memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Lancaster House, London,” Rashtrapati Bhawan tweeted.
President Murmu later visited King Charles III at a banquet hosted at Buckingham Palace on Sunday.
From September 17 to 19, the President will be in the United Kingdom on an official visit to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral and pay condolences on behalf of the Government of India.
Meanwhile, the casket of Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, was taken to Westminster Abbey in London for her state funeral on Monday.
On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Numerous visitors, ranging from political heads of states to specific royal family members and luminaries from throughout the world, arrived in the United Kingdom for Queen Elizabeth II’s burial.
The Queen’s burial is the country’s first state funeral since Winston Churchill’s in 1965.
A state funeral indicates that the day of the funeral has been proclaimed a bank holiday by the UK government.
Furthermore, old adults and children are among those camping along the funeral pathways, some for more than 48 hours, to say their final goodbyes to Queen Elizabeth II today.
The Dean of Westminster will preside over the burial ceremony, and readings will be offered by Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary General, and Prime Minister Liz Truss. Canterbury’s archbishop, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will deliver the sermon.