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Queen Elizabeth II has Modi over for lunch



London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived at the Buckingham Palace where he was received by Queen Elizabeth II who will host him for lunch on the second day of his three-day visit to Britain. “Her Majesty The Queen with PM @narendramodi at Buckingham Palace,” PMO India tweeted.

A photograph showing Modi in conversation with the British monarch inside Buckingham Palace was also attached to the tweet. Modi was wearing a white kurta-pyjama with a maroon Nehru jacket. “Building on the bonds of history. PM @narendra Modi calls on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” tweeted Vikas Swarup, spokesperson for the ministry of external affairs.

Prior to this, Modi, along with British Prime Minister David Cameron, attended a meeting of the UK-India CEO Forum at Lancaster House here. The Indian prime minister began the day by continuing bilateral parleys with Cameron at the Chequers, the countryside retreat of the British prime minister. Modi was hosted by Cameron to a private dinner on Thursday at the Chequers and he spent the night there. Later on Friday evening, Modi will address around 60,000 people of Indian origin at the iconic Wembley Stadium here. This will be followed by a reception in his honour by India’s High Commissioner to Britain, Ranjan Mathai.