Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral expense over $200 million, UK federal government exposes

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral cost over $200 million, UK government reveals

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Britain’s King Charles III (L), 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 stroll behind the casket of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as they leave Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022, after the State Funeral Service for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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LONDON– The state funeral service of Queen Elizabeth II expense the U.K. federal government around ₤162 million ($2014 million), the Treasury stated on Thursday.

The U.K.’s longest-serving king passed away onSept 8, 2022, aged 96, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

A 10- day duration of nationwide grieving, throughout which most services and offices stayed open however lots of occasions were canceled, was held ahead of her funeral service in Westminster Abbey onSept 18.

An approximated 250,000 members of the general public saw the British queen depending on state in London throughout the grieving duration, with lots of queuing in the streets of London for more than 24 hours.

She was buried atSt George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

The hearse bring the casket of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is accompanied along the Long Walk towards Windsor castle in the funeral procession, on the day of the state funeral service and burial of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, in Windsor, Britain, September 19, 2022

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According to the newly-released figures, the expenses to U.K. federal government departments consisted of ₤7368 million to the Home Office, ₤5742 million for the Department for Culture, Media & & Sport, ₤ 2.565 million to the Department for Transport, ₤ 2.096 million for the Foreign Office, and ₤ 2.89 million for the Ministry of Defence.

The expense to the federal government in Scotland, where a sluggish hearse procession and a one-day depending on state was held, was ₤18756 million. The main U.K. Treasury stated this had actually been reimbursed.

The queen’s follower and kid, King Charles III, was blessed and crowned on May 6 throughout a three-day weekend of crowning events forecasted to have expense in between ₤50 million and ₤100 million.