Akshata Murty takes colourful step onto world stage

Akshata Murty, wife of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, has made an eye-catching entrance stepping off the plane on her first foreign political trip.

On Instagram, she described the visit to Japan as “jam packed” but said she “couldn’t be prouder” to be a part of the UK’s G7 delegation.

Ms Murty has taken a higher profile in public life since her husband became prime minister.

The couple’s huge personal wealth – they appear on the Sunday Times’ Rich List – has led to some opposition politicians branding the prime minister as “out of touch” and her finances have caused them political headaches.

It was revealed last year that Ms Murty had non-dom tax status, meaning she did not have to pay UK tax on income earned abroad. Ms Murty subsequently said she will pay UK taxes on her overseas income.

While personally wealthy, Ms Murty has chosen a variety of designer and High Street brand clothes for her wardrobe.

And her choices will come under more scrutiny in future, as her trip to Japan…

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