Queen Elizabeth II visited India for the first time in January 1961. At that time, the Queen’s destination from Delhi airport was Loke Lokaranya, the residence of the President of India. More than 1 million people gathered in Delhi to catch a glimpse of Rani. The New York Times reported at the time that Indians had forgotten all their problems this week. They shook off all worries about economic woes, political strife and Communist China. Queen Elizabeth II is here. And the capital is more busy with that. People came to the capital by train, bus, bullock cart. Hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal couple, they have positioned themselves all over the streets, lawns, etc.
The New York Times report also said that at that time the Queen did not visit her state as a ruler. Rather, he came to another independent country. India gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. After the independence of the country, Queen Elizabeth II sat on the British throne. The visit also gave India an opportunity to show a British ruler that the country had done well after the British left. India gets a chance to present the country’s airports, new houses, office buildings, steel factories and nuclear reactors to the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, are on a six-week visit to India. During this time they visited various historical places in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. They visited Taj Mahal in Agra, Pink Palace in Jaipur and Varanasi. During this time he attended various events. They were guests at India’s Republic Day parade on January 26. Addressed at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.
He visited the monument built in memory of Queen Victoria in Calcutta.
Rani’s statement did not satisfy everyone. They asked the United Kingdom to apologize for the killings. However, instead of protesting, people waved flags on a 10-mile journey from the airport to Amritsar city to welcome the Queen. There is a lot of craze in India about the queen’s dress. India’s India Today reported a frenzy over the Queen’s outfit during her visit to India in 1983.
Rani cherished the memories of her three visits to India. He said, ‘The warmth, hospitality of the Indian people and the richness and diversity of India is an inspiration to all of us.’