Queen Elizabeth’s State Funeral Will Cost British Taxpayers Millions – KristenBellTattoos.com

Many British citizens prepare to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II during her state funeral on Monday 19 September at Westminster Abbey in London. However, many British citizens are unprepared for the expected astronomical costs of state funerals funded by their tax revenues.

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The tax-funded ceremony comes at a time when UK inflation is at 10 percent and citizens are struggling to make ends meet, thanks in large part to soaring energy and gas prices. The British government has not announced an official cost for the march, but it promises to be costly. Many talk about exorbitant costs, especially as British citizens face the threat of another recession.

Unlike ceremonial funerals like those held for Princess Diana in 1997 and the Queen Mother in 2002, state funerals are funded (as the name suggests) by the state. Princess Dee’s funeral cost an estimated $11 million, or £3 million to £5 million at the time. The cost of the Queen Mother was about $9 million (£5.4 million), with much of that money spent on security. According to New York Timesthe British government will provide specific costs “in due course”.

The royal firm has a net worth of $28 billion, none of which will be used to cover the cost of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

It’s not just the fact that tax money covers most of the public expenses for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II that causes financial hardship for British citizens. Many UK businesses will be closed during Monday’s state funeral, which could add to the economic stress for many. Banks are going on vacation, professional sports teams are postponing games, and even unions have canceled official strikes. Economists predict that UK GDP will fall by 0.2 percent in September due to the weekend.

Wimbledon Food Bank also announced that it would be closed on the day of the Queen’s funeral, which quickly drew ire on the Internet. Other food banks followed suit, noting that they are usually closed on public holidays. Many critics are understandably appalled at how a state can invest millions in the funeral of a billionaire family whose wealth is tied to a history of violent imperialism, but leave the most vulnerable citizens to fend for themselves.

Piers Morgan, known for his clickbait and trolling tactics, tweeted New York Times article calling for funeral expenses: “Oh, shut up, clowns. You don’t understand how we Brits feel about our great queen, otherwise you would stop spinning all this negative rubbish.”

The people are allowed to mourn their queen, but the Royal Firm expects taxpayers to pay the bill for the queen’s state funeral.

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