The treasury Thursday revealed Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and lying-in-state final yr value Britain’s authorities about 162 million kilos (round $200 million).
The state funeral for the late monarch, held on Sept. 19, was the primary within the U.K. since that of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1965.
The event, attended by world leaders and dignitaries, adopted 10 days of nationwide mourning after the queen died at age 96 on Sept. 8 after 70 years on the throne.
A whole bunch of hundreds of individuals had been drawn to London’s Westminster Corridor to see the UK’s longest-serving monarch mendacity in state.
The prices had been revealed Thursday as a part of a written assertion to Parliament.
“The federal government’s priorities had been that these occasions ran easily and with the suitable degree of dignity, whereas always guaranteeing the security and safety of the general public,” stated John Glen, chief secretary to the treasury, in an announcement.
Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, had been each interred at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Fortress.
Philip, who died in 2021 at 99 years outdated, selected to not lie in state and his funeral was a muted affair as a result of it was held below strict social distancing guidelines in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The final royal funeral earlier than that was for Elizabeth’s mom, often called the Queen Mom, in 2002. She lay in state for 3 days, and her funeral prices had been estimated to be round 5.4 million kilos.