Britain ended two centuries of colonial rule of the Indian subcontinent in 1947. Elizabeth and her late husband, Prince Phillip, had visited India three times — in 1961, 1983 and 1997.
King Charles III, who was officially proclaimed Britain’s monarch on Saturday, has visited India on a number of occasions.
Students at a drawing institute in India’s financial capital Mumbai on Sunday congratulated the new king by drawing his portraits. A message on one drawing read: “King vows to follow in queen’s footsteps.”
“We are very happy so that’s why we are congratulating him in the way of our drawing,” said Neeti Jaywant Bhalerak, 13.