Queen funeral cost ‘money well spent’

Britain’s Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan on Tuesday said that the cost of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral had been “money well spent.”

Donelan made that remark in response to a question by broadcaster Sky News about how much taxpayers had paid for the extensive ceremony.

She was unable to provide the exact cost of the funeral, during the interview with Sky.

Donelan also said that about 250,000 mourners had queued to see the late monarch’s coffin at Westminster Hall and pay their final respects.

On Monday, the United Kingdom and the world bade farewell to Queen Elizabeth II with in a funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers – and crowds in the streets of London and at Windsor Castle.