Premier’s trip to London for Queen’s funeral cost $3,700
David Burt’s four-day visit to London to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II cost more than $3,700.
Accommodation for the September trip came in at $2,692.89, according to the Travel Calendar on the government website.
Flights cost $863.64, ground transportation was $91.62, meals amounted to $52.81, and $6 was charged under the heading of “miscellaneous”, creating a total of $3,706.96.
During the trip, the Premier signed a book of condolences for the late monarch as he attended her state funeral in Westminster Abbey.
Mr Burt also gave an interview to the BBC during the visit in which he said that sovereignty would be the next step for Bermuda.
Cole Simons, the One Bermuda Alliance leader, criticised the timing of the remarks as “inappropriate”.
The government website stated: “On 18 September, the Premier attended His Majesty the King’s reception at Buckingham Palace.
“On 19 September, the Premier joined the Governor, Her Excellency Rena Lalgie, for the state funeral at Westminster Abbey.
“Following the funeral, the Premier attended a reception hosted by the UK foreign secretary.
“On the evening of the 19th, the Premier also held an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation.
“During the interview, he reflected on his experience at the state funeral, meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2019, and what her life and service as monarch meant to the people of Bermuda.
“The Premier returned to Bermuda on 21 September.”