Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral Cost UK Government $200 Million
May 18, 2023 10:07AM PDT
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s treasury has revealed that Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and lying-in-state last year cost the UK government an estimated 162 million pounds ($201 million).
The state funeral for the late monarch, held on Sept. 19, was the first in the U.K. since that of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1965.
The occasion, attended by world leaders and dignitaries, followed 10 days of national mourning after the queen died on Sept. 8 after 70 years on the throne.
Hundreds of thousands of people were drawn to Westminster Abbey to see Britain’s longest-serving monarch lying in state.
The costs were published Thursday as part of a written statement to Parliament.