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PM reaches London to attend British King’s coronation, commonwealth summit
May 5th, 2023 at 1:01 pm
PM reaches London to attend British King’s coronation, commonwealth summit

by Staff Correspondent,

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday night reached London from Washington mainly to attend a biennial summit meeting of the leaders from commonwealth nations and the coronation of King Charles III.

The summit meeting of commonwealth leaders is scheduled to be held at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth Secretariat, London on Friday afternoon, and the King’s coronation on the following day at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, according to the state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.  

The Prime Minster is now on the final leg of her 15-day tri-nation trip after attending a programme of the World Bank marking its 50 years partnership with Bangladesh in Washington DC, the USA and a bilateral visit in Japan.

Interaction with King Charles III, Head of Commonwealth, by the Commonwealth Heads of the Governments is scheduled to from 14pm to 14.45pm.

The interaction will be followed by closed discussion of the Commonwealth leaders will hold at the Main Conference Room, to be chaired by Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, Commonwealth Chair in Office.

Hasina is scheduled to join the reception to be hosted by King Charles III for heads of states and of the governments or overseas representatives in advance of the coronation of their King and Queen Consort at Buckingham Palace.

A Commonwealth joint family will also be 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 Saturday.

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