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President Murmu returns to India after Queen’s funeral

President Droupadi Murmu arrived in Delhi from London after attending the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch of the United Kingdom.

She was on a three-day visit to attend the funeral. She was among 500 others from nearly 200 countries and territories present at the funeral, even as a large number of UK residents formed a beeline to pay their last respects to the queen.

President Murmu was among many world leaders in attendance for the funeral, even as King Charles III and other members of the British royal family walked behind the queen's coffin during the procession.

Crowds watched as the state hearse passed through London, with some throwing flowers in the direction of the convoy. Murmu was accompanied by foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra during the funeral ceremony.

She concluded her three days visit on September 19 and will return to India on September 20 morning.

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. It is the first state funeral in the UK since Winston Churchill's in 1965.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was lowered into Royal Vault at Windsor Castle in London on September 19 after the committal service.


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