'Will Never Forget Her Warmth And Kindness': PM Modi's Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II

'Will Never Forget Her Warmth And Kindness': PM Modi's Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday.

Taking to Twitter, Modi wrote, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a stalwart of our times. She provided inspiring leadership to her nation and people. She personified dignity and decency in public life. Pained by her demise. My thoughts are with her family and people of UK in this sad hour.”

I had memorable meetings with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during my UK visits in 2015 and 2018. I will never forget her warmth and kindness. During one of the meetings she showed me the handkerchief Mahatma Gandhi gifted her on her wedding. I will always cherish that gesture. pic.twitter.com/3aACbxhLgC

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 8, 2022

“I had memorable meetings with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during my UK visits in 2015 and 2018. I will never forget her warmth and kindness. During one of the meetings she showed me the handkerchief Mahatma Gandhi gifted her on her wedding. I will always cherish that gesture,” PM Modi tweeted.

Queen Elizabeth, the longest-reigning monarch of Britain and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, passed away on Thursday. 

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” the statement added.

Her eldest son Charles, 73, automatically becomes the king of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other realms, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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According to reports, all the Queen’s children travelled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after the doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision.

The Queen’s grandson, Prince William, was also there, with his brother, Prince Harry, on his way.

The Queen was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, in Mayfair, London, on April 21, 1926. After the death of her father King George VI on Feb. 6, 1952, she came to the throne at the age of 25.