State and ceremonial funerals - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 31 July 2013 | Standard notes SN06600

Authors: Paul Bowers

Topic: Constitution, Crown

This Note explains the arrangements for state and ceremonial funerals, including examples from the past. It shows the distinction between the two types of funeral, looks at what is known about the process to decide whether a state funeral will be held for a commoner, and provides some information on costs.

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