Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral price UK taxpayers this whooping quantity | World News
Queen Elizabeth’s funeral price the UK authorities £162million, the treasury revealed. The state funeral was held on September 19, 2022, following a interval of nationwide mourning throughout which tons of of hundreds visited Westminster Abbey the place the monarch was mendacity in state. The Queen died aged 96 at Balmoral Fortress after 70 years on the throne.
The most important prices had been coated by the House Workplace who paid £74million in direction of the occasion, the treasury famous. The Division of Tradition, Media and Sport spent £57million, it added. The Scottish authorities spent £18.756 million on the Queen’s mendacity in relaxation.
World leaders descended on London to pay their respects as a part of the memorial as thousands and thousands of individuals tuned in worldwide to see the funeral.
Chief secretary to the treasury John Glen mentioned that the state funeral was a “second of big nationwide significance”.
“Throughout this era, many tons of of hundreds of individuals got here in particular person to pay their respects, on the mendacity at relaxation in Edinburgh, the lying-in-state in Westminster, in addition to in London and Windsor for the state funeral on 19 September. Many extra folks additionally got here out to assist his majesty the king and different members of the royal household as they travelled across the UK throughout this time,” he mentioned.
“The federal government’s priorities had been that these occasions ran easily and with the suitable degree of dignity, whereas always guaranteeing the protection and safety of the general public. As departments finalise their accounts forward of publication within the coming months, the federal government is now in a position to publish an estimate of the prices related to supply of those occasions by the primary authorities departments and devolved administrations concerned,” he added.