In Westminster Hall, President Droupadi Murmu pays tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II

During his visit to Westminster Hall on Sunday, President Droupadi Murmu paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8.

There will be a state funeral for Britain’s longest-serving monarch at Westminster Abbey on Monday morning.As the representative of the Indian people, Murmu paid tribute to the Queen.

On Sunday, President Murmu signed a condolence book on behalf of the Indian government while in London on a three-day visit. Visitor world leaders are stopping by Lancaster House in London where Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96 in Scotland on September 8 to sign a book of condolence in memory of her.

The President of India, Droupadi Murmu and Acting High Commissioner Sujit Ghosh signs a book of condolences at Lancaster House following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. ( AP/PTI)

Around 500 world leaders and royals will attend a sombre ceremony at the Abbey on Saturday evening with a congregation of around 2,000 expected. Starting at 11am local time, the ceremony will conclude with a two-minute silence around an hour later.

President Droupadi Murmu emplanes for London, United Kingdom, to attend the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and offer condolences on behalf of the Government of India, New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

The president is invited to Buckingham Palace ahead of Monday’s funeral service. In what has been described as an “official state event”, visiting heads of state, government officials, and overseas guests will be in attendance.

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