Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Queen Elizabeth II over a luncheon at Buckingham Palace for the first time during his high-profile visit to the UK. He was welcomed by the Master of the Household, the Queen’s representative, as he entered the Palace with the words “A very warm welcome to you, sir.”
During his meeting, Modi presented her some rare photographs shot 54 years ago from her maiden visit to India in January-February 1961. It was during this particular visit that the Queen had also paid a visit to some other Indian cities like Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Udaipur, Varanasi, Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Aside from this, Modi also gifted her some award-winning Darjeeling tea from Makaibari tea estate in West Bengal, fine organic honey from Jammu and Kashmir, and Tanchoi stoles that are a specialty of Varanasi.
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