[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/21/jackson.burial/art.jackson.dancing.gi.jpg caption="Michael Jackson's burial will be at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Thursday, September 3."]
A Los Angeles judge Wednesday approved Katherine Jackson's request that the Michael Jackson estate be sent the bill for the cost of this week's funeral for her son.
The pop singer is to finally be interred more than two months after his death in a private ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, Thursday evening, the Jackson family said.
A short hearing was held Wednesday morning before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff to consider Katherine Jackson's petition.
The special administrators of his estate - in control of the purse strings until the will is probated - did not object to the Jackson family's request.
The cost of the burial is a secret - kept under court seal by the order of Judge Beckloff - but it is believed to include paying Glendale police to handle traffic and security around the cemetery.
The ceremony, which will be closed to the public and news media, is set for 7 p.m. at the cemetery's Holly Terrace in The Great Mausoleum, a family spokesman said.
Jackson's family and friends gathered at the Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn cemetery for a short service just before the July 7 public tribute to the singer in downtown Los Angeles.
The whereabouts of Jackson's body have been a closely guarded secret, with widespread speculation about exactly where it is.
Jackson's siblings and parents have been divided over where to bury him, several family members have said.
Older brother Jermaine Jackson has publicly said he wanted the singer to be buried at his former Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara County, California, while others have objected.
The burial comes just days after the Los Angeles County coroner made public his conclusion that Jackson's death was a homicide, and that the anesthetic drug propofol and the sedative lorazepam were the primary drugs responsible for his death.
Los Angeles police detectives have not concluded their criminal investigation into the singer's June 25 death and no one has been charged.
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