A breakdown of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral expenses

The Queen’s royal funeral, conducted on September 19 at Westminster Abbey, was the nation’s first official funeral since 1965. The expected costs are explained in greater detail below.

A memorial ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey on September 19 to honor the life of the longest-reigning monarch in British history, who passed away on September 8 at the age of 96. The ceremony was the nation’s first official funeral since Winston Churchill’s in January 1965. Additionally, it was the first royal event conducted since her father, King George VI, passed away in 1952.

The cost of the state funeral is estimated to be more than $7.5 million, according to estimates, despite the British government’s insistence that information will be released “in due course.”

According to Newsspill findings , a formal royal security officer estimated that the price of protection for the burial alone—without taking into account the ceremonial festivities that preceded the occasion—would be that amount. In fact, the London Metropolitan Police claims that Queen Elizabeth’s funeral is the greatest policing operation they have ever carried out, exceeding both the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee festivities earlier this year and the 2012 London Olympics.

In total, 10,000 officers took part in the policing operation for The Queen’s service.

For reference, funeral for the late monarch’s mother, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was estimated to have cost over $950,000 for the lying-in-state period and $5 million for security in total.

Most of the bottom line for the total cost of the Queen’s funeral, as NEWSSPILL gathered, is expected to have been set aside “over recent years, by both royalty and government.” The worth of the royal family is reported to stand at an estimated $28 billion, with most of the royal family’s annual income and expenses paid through the public Sovereign Grant, and the private Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster.

The Queen’s coffin was transported by hearse from Westminster Abbey to St. George Chapel at Windsor Castle, where she will be laid to rest with her late husband, Prince Philip, her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and sister Princess Margaret following a private burial service.A committal service will be held there. All members of the queen’s staff, including those who have worked on private estates, are welcome to attend, the identities of those attending have not been made public by Buckingham Palace, although President Joe Biden and the leaders of Germany and Italy have confirmed their attendance. Anthony Albanese, the prime minister of Australia, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, and Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, have all accepted invitations. Both the incoming president of Kenya, William Ruto, and the Japanese emperor, Emperor Naruhito, and his wife, Empress Masako, are expected to attend.

The Imperial State Crown, the orb, and the scepter will be taken off the top of the coffin and placed on the altar by the crown jeweler before the last hymn.

The casket will be lowered into the royal vault, a burial room underneath the chapel, following the song.

The benediction will be delivered by the archbishop of Canterbury, and “God Save the King” will then be sung.

The funeral ceremony will be private and begin at 7:30 p.m. The dean of Windsor will officiate.