Queen Elizabeth II will host a spectacular UK-India Year of Culture launch at Buckingham Palace at the end of this month to strengthen the special cultural partnership between the two countries. Britain’s senior-most Indian-origin minister, Priti Patel, described it as a real demonstration of the strong ties between the two countries.
The Conservative party MP, who has completed six months in office as minister in the Department for International Development said throughout the year, people are going to see great works of art, great collaborations, all the cultural aspects coming together and a real demonstration of how strong the two countries’ cultural ties are.
The reception is expected to attract 100 of guests from across various fields in the UK and India. The Palace had officially announced the date of the reception as February 27 in the monarch’s engagements calendar earlier this week. 90 year old Queen Elizabeth II is the world’s longest reigning
sovereign and has become the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee, with 65 years on the throne.