The treasury disclosed Thursday that the projected cost of Queen Elizabeth II’s burial and lying-in-state last year was 162 million pounds (about $200 million).
The late monarch’s state funeral was held on September 19 and was the nation’s first since former Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s death in 1965.
The event, which was attended by dignitaries from around the world, came after 10 days of national mourning following the queen’s death at age 96 on September 8 after being on the throne for 70 years.
The longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom was displayed in Westminster Hall in London, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors.
The expenses were disclosed to the public on Thursday as part of a written report to Parliament.
According to John Glen, chief secretary to the treasury, “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.”
Elizabeth and Prince Philip were both buried in Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel.
Philip, who passed away in 2021 at the age of 99, declined to lie in state, and his burial was a low-key event since it was held in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic’s strict social distance guidelines.
Prior to that, the Queen Mother, who was the mother of Elizabeth, had been buried. She was in a state of mourning for three days, and her burial was expected to cost about 5.4 million pounds.