Queen Elizabeth II funeral costBritain’s government shelled out an estimated $200 million for Queen Elizabeth II’s lying-in-state and funeral in September, the treasury revealed Thursday.
“The government’s priorities were that these events ran smoothly and with the appropriate level of dignity, while at all times ensuring the safety and security of the public,” John Glen, chief secretary to the treasury, said in a statement.
Prior reports estimated the security alone cost $7.5 million.
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch, died Sept. 8 at the age of 96.
Her lying-in-state at Westminster Hall drew thousands of mourners, some enduring a 30-hour wait