Queen Elizabeth IIBritain’s longest-reigning monarch has died at the age of 96. As per reports, he passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and mourning is being done all over the world on her death. Such was his charm, grace and demeanor that he was loved and admired even by people outside Britain. After the death of the queen, her son Raja Charles III Called the death a “moment of great sadness” and said the loss “will be deeply felt by countless people around the world.” As the news spread late on Thursday, social media was flooded with tributes. The Queen has four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and the crown will now go to her son and heir, Charles (73). Also read- Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96: Riteish Deshmukh, Adnan Sami and Celina Jaitley mourn

Queen Elizabeth II has also been widely admired by Indians and there have been many celebrities in the past who have visited her at the invitation of the Queen. However, there is one incident from 2017 that comes to our mind when we look at the life and times of the Queen. back in that year, Amitabh Bachchan was invited to Buckingham Palace, which was celebrating the UK-India Year of Culture launch. He was invited by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, However, the megastar turned down the offer. Also Read – Prince Philip dies at 99: Fans mourn his demise to revisit his memorable moments- read tweet

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The news went viral with rumors and speculations. Was Big B really invited? Was this Fake News? Did he really turn down the Queen’s invitation? There were many questions that people wanted answers to. And along with the palace, Amitabh Bachchan also quickly calmed everything down. An official from Bachchan’s team confirmed in a statement, “Prior commitments are making it impossible for him to travel to London for the festivities. He has expressed his regret over the invitation, citing pre-scheduled commitments, but a special Honored to receive an invite from Buckingham Palace.” Also Read – Prince Harry breaks silence on Royal Family split: It’s very sad for me that this has come

Official statement from the Palace

An official statement from the Palace was also issued saying, “Yes, Mr. Bachchan has been given a rare invitation by Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace to attend the reception for the UK-India Cultural Year. Will be unable to take prior commitments.”

During that time, Amitabh Bachchan was invested in the filming of some of his films such as Thugs of Hindostan, Sarkar 3, Dragon and Aankhen 2, which made it impossible for him to attend the gala and he opted to decline the invitation. Had to choose Superstar Kamal Haasan, designer Manish Malhotra, famous choreographer Shiamak Davar, eminent violinist Dr L Subramaniam, music composer Anushka, designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, Kapil Dev among others also attended the ceremony. and wife Romi, Big Band Three actor Kunal Nayyar among others.

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