[국제]UK Queen’s condolences boost economy… Hotel prices double

[앵커]

The British economy, which is suffering from inflation like many countries in Europe, is being revived as the mourners of Queen Elizabeth II.

Prime Minister Liz Truss has said she will do everything she can to revive the economy.

Reporter Kim Seon-hee reports.

[기자]

Near Tower Bridge, London, UK, tourists line up endlessly.

Thousands of people also gathered in Big Ben Square.

Mourners come from all over the world to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II.

[카나칸트 베네딕트 / 관광객 : 알다시피 이것은 역사입니다. 일생에 한 번 발생하는 일입니다. 우리는 역사의 일부가 된 거죠.]

Hundreds of thousands of people are visiting London for the funeral, and hotel prices have doubled.

The riverside cafe where you can see the Queen’s coffin next to the Thames is also packed with tourists.

[자브 이스타닉 / 카페 매니저 : 매우 바쁩니다. 지난 이틀 이후로 매우 바빴어요. 보통 9시에 문을 열지만 4일간 7시에 문을 열었습니다.]

London, England, which faced recession due to price surges after the Ukraine War, has revived businesses with flood mourners.

The shopping centers made a big effort as they competed for souvenirs and gifts related to the Queen.

Britain is experiencing an economic crisis which has caused many people to abandon their pets as the cost of living has increased in recent years.

[스티브 크래독 / 애완동물 홈 매니저 : 분명히 올해 후반에 경기 침체가 올 가능성이 있고 사람들이 애완동물을 다른 곳에 넘기는 경우가 작년보다 최대 30% 증가했습니다.]

Prime Minister Liz Truss has said she will focus on economic growth, not popularity.

Amid difficult circumstances, the tribute to Queen Elizabeth II from all over the world has been pouring into the UK’s frozen economy.

This is Kim Seon-hee’s YTN.

YTN Kim Seon-hee (sunny@ytn.co.kr)

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