Queen Elizabeth’s funeral expense the United kingdom governing administration £162million, the treasury unveiled. The condition funeral was held on September 19, 2022, adhering to a interval of countrywide mourning for the duration of which hundreds of hundreds frequented Westminster Abbey wherever the monarch was lying in condition. The Queen died aged ninety six at Balmoral Castle following 70 yrs on the throne.
The most significant fees were being lined by the Residence Business office who paid out £74million toward the function, the treasury pointed out. The Office of Lifestyle, Media and Activity expended £57million, it extra. The Scottish governing administration expended £18.756 million on the Queen’s lying in relaxation.
World leaders descended on London to shell out their respects as aspect of the memorial as thousands and thousands of individuals tuned in throughout the world to see the funeral.
Main secretary to the treasury John Glen mentioned that the condition funeral was a “moment of enormous countrywide significance”.
“During this interval, quite a few hundreds of hundreds of individuals arrived in man or woman to shell out their respects, at the lying at relaxation in Edinburgh, the lying-in-condition in Westminster, as nicely as in London and Windsor for the condition funeral on 19 September. Quite a few additional individuals also arrived out to guidance his majesty the king and other customers of the royal family members as they travelled all around the United kingdom for the duration of this time,” he mentioned.
“The government’s priorities were being that these occasions ran effortlessly and with the suitable amount of dignity, whilst at all periods making sure the basic safety and protection of the community. As departments finalise their accounts in advance of publication in the coming months, the governing administration is now ready to publish an estimate of the fees affiliated with shipping of these occasions by the primary governing administration departments and devolved administrations concerned,” he extra.