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PM attends King Charles III's reception

Update : 06 May 2023, 00:43

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended King Charles III's reception for heads of state and government or overseas representatives in advance of the coronation of the King and Queen Consort on Friday.

The event held at the Buckingham Palace in the afternoon.

The Prime Minister arrived in London at 11:49 pm on May 4 to attend the coronation of King Charles III, to be held on May 6, on the third leg of her visit after attending a programme of the World Bank marking its 50-year partnership with Bangladesh in Washington DC, the USA and a bilateral visit to Japan.

Prior to the reception, the Prime Minister, this afternoon attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting - a biennial summit of governmental leaders from all Commonwealth nations, reports BSS.

The summit was held at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

Interaction was held with King Charles III, Head of Commonwealth, by the Commonwealth Heads of the Governments.

 A closed discussion of the Commonwealth leaders was held at the Main Conference Room, chaired by Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, Commonwealth Chair in Office.

A Commonwealth joint family was also captured at the event.

Charles III, 74, became King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on September 8, 2022, after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

As per royal tradition, a British monarch's coronation takes place some months later, after national mourning and intense preparations.

King Charles III's coronation ceremony will be held at London's Westminster Abbey on May 6.

The event is expected to be attended by heads of state from around the world, including Ireland, France, Spain, Belgium, Japan, Hungary and Australia.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had met King Charles III last year in London and offered her condolences over the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II.

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