Prince Philip’s funeral will take place today, Saturday, April 17, and will be broadcast around the world, as the Duke Of Edinburgh is remembered for his 70 years of service to the British monarchy.
In line with his wishes and UK Covid-19 guidelines for funerals, Prince Philip will receive an intimate send-off, attended by 30 members of the royal family, including his wife Queen Elizabeth II, children, and grandchildren, not least Prince Harry who has flown in from the United States.
Other dignitaries will watch the proceedings on television with the rest of the world, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who will be in residence at 10 Downing Street. It is likely that Meghan Markle will tune in from the West Coast, where she will reportedly have access to a specially arranged live stream for family members and friends unable to attend.
Staged at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, the formalities begin with a short procession at 2:45PM local time in the UK, which is 9:45AM ET and 6:45AM PT. Prince Philip’s coffin will be carried in a specially designed Land Rover, while members of the royal family will follow behind on foot, including his son Prince Charles.
The 50-minute ceremonial funeral takes place at 3PM, beginning as the coffin enters St. George’s Chapel, where it will be received by the Archbishop of Canterbury. There will a national minute of silence before the commencement of the service.
Stream the funeral live on Sky News here.
How to watch on TV in America:
- Gayle King will anchor a live special report for CBS, starting at 9:30AM ET. CBS News correspondents Charlie D’Agata and Holly Williams will be on the ground.
- Fox News goes live with its special broadcast at 9AM ET. Martha MacCallum will be in the presenter’s chair.
- Anderson Cooper is anchoring for CNN and will go live at 9AM ET.
- MSNBC’s Alex Witt and Katy Tur are also broadcasting the funeral from 9AM ET.
- NBC News will broadcast the formalities from 9:30AM ET, with Today’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb fronting the broadcast.
- ABC News also gets underway at 9:30AM ET, with David Muir and Deborah Roberts hosting.
- BBC World News will televise the funeral live in the U.S. and across other territories, including Canada, Australia, India, Germany, and South Africa.
Here’s how to watch on TV in the UK:
- BBC One’s coverage begins at 12:30PM BST and runs until 4:20PM BST. Huw Edwards will anchor the broadcast.
- ITV’s coverage gets underway at 1:15PM BST and continues until 4:30PM BST, with Tom Bradby in the presenter’s chair.
- BBC News and Sky News will have rolling coverage of the proceedings, while CNN International will carry Anderson Cooper’s coverage.