How to watch the Queen’s funeral


What time will the funeral be televised?

Functions will begin at 6.30am, with the service at Westminster Abbey taking place at 11am. A second committal service will take place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, which will also be televised.

Who presents the coverage of the funeral on television?

BBC TV coverage will be led by Huw Edwards and Fergal Keane at Westminster Abbey, with Kirsty Young and David Dimbleby covering events in Windsor. Sophie Raworth will be in Parliament Square, Anita Rani will be among the crowds at the Long Walk in Windsor and JJ Chalmers will present from Wellington Barracks. The special will air from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on BBC One, BBC Two and iPlayer.

On radio, Martha Kearney will anchor the coverage in a program that will air simultaneously on Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, Radio Wales, Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds.

Radio presenters posted along the procession route will include Mishal Husain, Emma Barnett, Clive Myrie, Chris Mason and Ken Bruce. Radio 2 and Radio 3 will broadcast the national funeral service at 11 a.m., and Radio 3 will also broadcast the interment service at 4 p.m.

ITV’s coverage, starting at 9.30am, will be hosted by Tom Bradby and Julie Etchingham. Mary Nightingale will lead coverage from Westminster Abbey, with Rageh Omaar at Wellington Barracks, Chris Ship in London and Windsor, Nina Hossain on the Long Walk and Charlene White appearing with mourners in London. The programming will be broadcast simultaneously on all ITV channels.

Sky News will provide live coverage throughout the day, starting with Kay Burley live from Westminster Abbey in the early morning, followed by Anna Botting and Dermot Murnaghan from 9am covering the funeral and the journey in Windsor. The channel will not broadcast any advertising.

Neither Channel 4 nor Channel 5 will show the funeral, although Channel 4 will show a 1953 documentary about the coronation.


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