Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will be representing India at the coronation ceremony of King Charles III, which will take place at Westminster Abbey in London on May 6. Dhankhar will be visiting London on May 5 and 6 for the event. The ceremony is expected to be attended by 2,000 guests, including several heads of state and reigning monarchs.
British High Commissioner meets with Vice President Dhankhar
British High Commissioner Alex Ellis met with Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar to discuss preparations for King Charles III’s coronation. Ellis expressed his honor in calling on the Vice President and referred to the occasion as a momentous one, offering an opportunity to further deepen UK-India ties.
Other attendees at the coronation ceremony
In addition to Vice President Dhankhar, other notable attendees at the coronation ceremony will include Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe. First Lady Jill Biden will represent the United States.
Vice President Dhankhar’s visit to UK and Indian diaspora address
While in the United Kingdom, Vice President Dhankhar is expected to address the Indian diaspora. This brief visit comes seven decades after the last coronation ceremony in the UK, at which former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru represented India.
Historic significance of Vice President Dhankhar’s presence at the coronation
Vice President Dhankhar’s presence at the coronation holds significant historic value as he will be representing India at the ceremony, following the country’s last representation in 1953 by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
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