How to watch the Queen’s funeral

What time will the funeral be shown on TV?

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

Who is presenting the funeral coverage on TV? 

BBC television 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 on the Long Walk at Windsor, and JJ Chalmers will be presenting from Wellington Barracks. The special programme will be on air from 8am to 5pm on BBC One, BBC Two and iPlayer.

On radio, Martha Kearney will anchor coverage in a programme to be simulcast on Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, Radio Wales, Radio Scotland and BBC Sounds.

Radio presenters stationed 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 state funeral service at 11am, and Radio 3 will also broadcast the committal service at 4pm.

ITV’s coverage, beginning 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 simulcast on every ITV channel.

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

Neither Channel 4 nor Channel 5 will show the funeral, although Channel 4 will show a 1953 documentary on the Coronation.


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