A post is being shared on social media claiming that Queen Elizabeth had recently stated that Narendra Modi is the only Indian Prime Minister to whom she had to bow down in her entire life. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Queen Elizabeth stated Narendra Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to whom she had to bow down.
Fact: Queen Elizabeth had not made any such statement on PM Narendra Modi. There is no such news report found on the internet linking such a statement to Queen Elizabeth. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When we searched to check whether Queen Elizabeth had made such a statement about PM Narendra Modi, we could not find any information or any reports on the internet. If Queen Elizabeth had made such a statement, several news agencies would have published the same owing to the stature of both the Queen and PM Modi. But, there are no such news reports found on the internet.
Queen Elizabeth’s multiple interactions with Narendra Modi in London can be seen here and here. Queen Elizabeth was never seen in these videos making such a statement about PM Narendra Modi during these meetings. The misleading message shared in the post was circulating on social media at least since 2018.
FACTLY had earlier debunked another claim involving Queen Elizabeth when an edited photo of a billboard is shared as the Queen thanking PM Modi for sending vaccines to the UK.
To sum it up, Queen Elizabeth hasn’t stated that Narendra Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to whom she had to bow down.