This Is How Much Was Spent On Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

A 10-day period of national mourning, during which most businesses and workplaces remained open but many events were canceled, was held ahead of the Queen Elizabeth’s funeral in Westminster Abbey on Sept. 18.

An expected 250,000 members of the public saw the English Queen lying in state in London during the grieving time frame, with many lining up in the streets of London for over 24 hours.

The Treasury announced on Thursday May 18, that the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II cost the United Kingdom government approximately £162 million, or $201.4 million.

On September 8, 2022, the 96-year-old monarch of the United Kingdom passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, was where she was buried.

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The newly released figures show that the Home Office spent £73.68 million, the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport spent £57.42 million, the Department for Transport spent £2.565 million, the Foreign Office spent £2.096 million, and the Ministry of Defence spent £2.89 million.

Scotland, where a one-day lying in state and a slow hearse procession were held, incurred a cost of £18.756 million for the government. This had been paid back, according to the central British Treasury.

On May 6, King Charles III, the son of the queen, was crowned during a three-day coronation celebration that was estimated to have cost between £50 million and £100 million.

Meanwhile, a flurry of royals attended the State Funeral Service of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, including:

Britain’s King Charles III, Britain’s Camilla, Queen Consort, Britain’s Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, 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 are all from the United Kingdom.

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