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Elephant ride, Taj Deedar… British Queen Elizabeth II fell in love with India! Told from Ramlila Maidan in Delhi – thank you

Britain is in mourning. British Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96. He ruled the country for the longest time and completed 70 years on the throne. The Queen had been ailing for the past few days and was at her Balmoral Castle. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to US President Joe Biden, all global leaders have paid tribute to Elizabeth II. During her 70-year reign, Elizabeth visited India three times, in 1961, 1983 and 1997. His first visit to India was after 14 years of independence which was very memorable for him. 13 years after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Queen Elizabeth had reached his mausoleum where Prince Philip was also present with her. He had taken off his shoes and slippers outside before entering the samadhi complex. (Photo: Social Media)

VVIPs were present at Delhi Airport

Elizabeth laid flowers at Gandhi’s samadhi and paid tribute to him. That visit of 1961 was the first visit of Queen Elizabeth II to India. The then President Dr Rajendra Prasad, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Vice President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan were present at the Delhi airport to welcome the royal couple. She was the first British monarch to visit India in 50 years. His grandfather King George V and Queen Mary visited India before India’s independence in 1911. Elizabeth ascended the throne on 6 February 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI. During this time he also visited neighboring countries of India like Pakistan and Nepal. (Photo: Social Media)

Addressed from Ramlila Maidan

Wherever she went in India, people were desperate to get a glimpse of her. Queen Elizabeth attended the Republic Day Parade as a guest of honour, at Delhi’s Rajpath (now called Duty Street). Jawaharlal Nehru organized a program to welcome Elizabeth at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi where Elizabeth in her address thanked India for the warm welcome. During the event, Delhi Corporation gifted him a two feet tall model of Qutub Minar which was made of ivory. On January 27, he inaugurated the buildings of AIIMS and also planted a sapling in the campus. (Photo: Social Media)

Elephant ride with the Maharaja of Jaipur

The Queen and the Duke visit Jaipur ahead of the Republic Day parade. According to the news, she was given a royal welcome and along with the then Maharaja of Jaipur, Sawai Man Singh II, Elizabeth also took an elephant ride in the courtyard of the palace. After Republic Day, Elizabeth left for Agra where she arrived in an open car to visit the Taj Mahal. During this, he greeted thousands of people standing in the queue on the streets. (Photo: Social Media)

Elizabeth II also went to Karachi

Queen Elizabeth also visited Karachi, Pakistan. During this visit, the then Pakistani President Ayub Khan came out on the streets in an open car with Elizabeth. After returning to India from Pakistan, Elizabeth reached Durgapur Steel Plant, which was established a few years ago with the help of Britain. Before leaving for Calcutta, he also talked to the workers there. Elizabeth II and her late husband Prince Philip had visited Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. (Photo: Social Media)

When the British Queen reached Jallianwala Bagh

The Queen visited India in 1983 to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). During this time he awarded Mother Teresa the honorary title of the Order of the Merit. The last time she came on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of India’s independence. During this, the Queen and her husband later visited Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, which witnessed the massacre in 1919. During this, he had paid floral tributes at the martyr memorial. He had said, ‘It is no secret that some drastic incidents have happened in our past. Jallianwala Bagh is a sad example. (Photo: Social Media)


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