Queen Elizabeth II funeral value UK $200 million: Treasury
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and lying-in-state final 12 months value Britain’s authorities an estimated 162 million kilos (round $200 million), the treasury mentioned Thursday.
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 on Sept. 8 after 70 years on the throne.
A whole lot of hundreds of individuals had been drawn to Westminster Abbey 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 stage of dignity, whereas always making certain the security and safety of the general public,” mentioned John Glen, chief secretary to the treasury, in a press release.
Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, had been each interred at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Fort.