World leaders and royals arrived in London on Saturday night and Sunday to express condolences on behalf of our countries and say goodbye to them Queen Elizabeth II Whose state funeral is to be held on Monday. The 96-year-old Queen – Britain’s longest-reigning Queen for 70 years – died in Scotland on 8 September. President Draupadi Murmu Among those who visited Westminster Hall in the British Parliament complex on Sunday was where the Queen’s State lies.
“President Draupadi Murmu visited Westminster Hall London, where the mortal remains of Queen Elizabeth II lie in the kingdom. The President on his own behalf and on behalf of the people of India paid tributes to the departed soul,” the President’s official Twitter handle said. Said. He was accompanied by Deputy High Commissioner to Britain Sujit Ghosh.
Later in the day, US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, along with US Ambassador to the UK Jane Hartley, could be seen paying tribute to him at Westminster Hall.
Thousands continued to visit Westminster Hall, some apparently unaware of the high profile visitors on the balconies on the sides of the hall, more than 900 years old.
stretched for miles
Line to see the queen lying in the stateThe queue, as it is colloquially known, stretches for miles, with wait times estimated at 17 hours on Saturdays. Celebrity and former professional footballer David Beckham was among those in the queue, telling the media that he waited 12 hours.
Others in London for the funeral included Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Bridget Macron.
as Hindu As the press went on, leaders gathered at Buckingham Palace for a reception hosted by King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen’s Consort. Over the weekend, the new king met with heads of government from Commonwealth “territories” – of which he is the head of state. These included Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jamaica’s Andrew Holness, New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, Australia’s Anthony Albanese.
The Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11 a.m. local time, followed by a 4 p.m. service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor and 7.30 p.m. at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor, which will be closed to the public. .