We Finally Know How Much Her late Majesty’s Funeral Cost

The number…is quite high.

Queen Elizabeth II
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Facts and figures are coming in as to how much Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral cost last September, and the U.K.’s Treasury department announced that the state occasion cost an estimated £167.1 million, which equates to roughly $204 million, Us Weekly reports.

“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,” said John Glen, the chief secretary of the Treasury, in a written statement to Parliament, per Reuters.

The Home Office, which takes responsibility for policing and national security matters, covered the largest portion of the funeral costs and paid £73.7 million, Us Weekly reports.

After her death on September 8, there was an 11-day mourning period before her funeral on September 19. London’s Metropolitan Police said at the time her funeral was the biggest policing event in history, as dignitaries from across the world were in attendance.

We continue to miss you, Your Majesty.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.