Queen Elizabeth II's funeral cost UK government £162 million

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral and lying-in-state last year cost Britain's government an estimated 162 million pounds around 200 million US dollars.

The treasury published the costs today as part of a written statement to parliament.

The state funeral for the late monarch, held on September 19, was the first in the U.K. since that of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1965.

The occasion, attended by world leaders and dignitaries, followed 10 days of national mourning after the queen died at age 96 on September 8 after 70 years on the throne.

Hundreds of thousands of people were drawn to London's Westminster Hall to see the United Kingdom's longest-serving monarch lying in state.

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