London: In a rare and royal moment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Friday and had the pleasure of sharing a private lunch with her highness.
In a rare show of royal diplomacy, he was welcomed by the Queen inside the Palace and was seen having a casual chat with her before the lunch.
Following this, the Prime Minister will head to the iconic Wembley Stadium for his ‘rockstar’ event where he is set to woo the 60,000 strong Indian diaspora waiting to greet him.
Besides the scheduled performances of pop star Jay Sean and hitmaker ‘Baby Doll’ singer Kanika Kapoor, a lot of classical, folk art and contemporary music performances are also lined up.
The rally will be capped off with ‘the biggest fireworks display in the whole country’, according to the ‘UK Welcomes Modi’ website and British Prime Minister will also be present at the community reception.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi and Cameron attended the India-UK CEOs Forum meeting at Lancaster House in No. 11, Downing here.
The meeting saw the attendance of 40 top Indian and British business leaders, including those from Rolls Royce and Vodafone.
While Prime Minister Modi has begun the second day of his three-day visit, deals worth nearly 9.2 billion pounds have already been announced, which include 28 business-to-business agreements.
Prime Minister Modi arrived in the United Kingdom yesterday on a three day visit. He has since had delegation-level talks, addressed the British Parliament and the City of London, met representatives of the Sikh community and paid homage before a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. (ANI)