Source: Hindu Press International
BRADFORD, UNITED KINGDOM, May 25, 2007: The Queen was presented with a burgundy shawl--a perfect match to her outfit--after she opened a US$6 million Hindu temple in Bradford. The Queen was greeted by Swami Gopal Sharan Devacharya. The gift was presented after she unveiled a plaque at the Bradford Hindu Temple which will be one of the largest outside London once it opens later this summer. Local residents gathered outside to watch her arrive with the Duke of Edinburgh, as musicians played traditional pipe and drum music in the background. Before the visit, builders had to remove scaffolding from the building on Leeds Road as part of it has yet to be completed. The area outside the building was decorated with England flags.