India PM Narendra Modi lunches with the Queen before Wembley extravaganza


Tens of thousands of Narendra Modi fans are set to pack Wembley Stadium as he continues the first visit to the UK by an Indian prime minister for a decade.

The huge rally will come after Mr Modi lunches with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and attends further meetings with business leaders as part of a trade drive.

Mr Modi was welcomed by the Master of the Household, the Queen's representative, as he entered the Palace.

He arrived at 1pm in a black Jaguar which headed a five-car convoy.

Mr Modi, wearing a red sleeveless tunic over white clothing, stepped out of the car on to the Palace's red carpet, which extended into the courtyard.

The Master greeted him with the words: "A very warm welcome to you, sir."

Mr Modi was then led inside to meet the Queen.

After lunch, he will be shown a selection of items from the Palace's collection.

Up to 60,000 people are expected to attend the Wembley extravaganza, which will include performances from Indian and British stars and a fireworks display organisers claim is the UK's biggest - as well as a speech by Mr Modi.

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