The UK government revealed that the cost of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral exceeded $200 million

  • A 10-day national mourning period was held, during which most businesses and workplaces remained open but many events were cancelled, ahead of her funeral in Westminster Abbey on 18 September.
  • An estimated 250,000 members of the public saw the British monarch lay in state in London during the mourning period, with many queuing on the streets of London for more than 24 hours.

Britain’s King Charles III (left), Britain’s Camilla, Queen Consort, Britain’s Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Timothy Lawrence, Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Britain’s Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Britain’s Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Britain’s Prince William , Prince of Wales, Britain’s Prince George of Wales, Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales, Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk behind the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as they leave Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022, after the state funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth the second.

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The British Treasury said on Thursday that the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II cost the UK government about 162 million pounds ($201.4 million).

The UK’s longest-reigning monarch died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

A 10-day national mourning period was held, during which most businesses and workplaces remained open but many events were cancelled, ahead of her funeral in Westminster Abbey on 18 September.

An estimated 250,000 members of the public saw the British monarch lay in state in London during the mourning period, with many queuing on the streets of London for more than 24 hours.

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Buried in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

The body carrying the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is escorted along the long aisle towards Windsor Castle in the funeral procession, on the day of the state funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, in Windsor, Britain, September 19, 2022

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According to newly released figures, costs borne by British government departments included £73.68m for the Home Office, £57.42m for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, £2.565m for the Department for Transport and £2.096m for the Department for Culture. The Foreign Office and £2.89m to the MoD.

The cost to the government in Scotland, where a one-day slow parade and canopy was held in the state, was £18.756 million. The British Central Treasury said that amount had been refunded.

The Queen’s successor and her son, King Charles III, were anointed and crowned on 6 May during a three-day weekend of coronation festivities expected to cost between £50m and £100m.

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