Queen Elizabeth II
Here’s how to watch her funeral live on TV
Queen Elizabeth II will be buried on Monday. How is the day going and which TV stations are broadcasting the state funeral live?
On Monday (September 19th) the world bids farewell to Queen Elizabeth II. (1926-2022). The Queen of the Century’s state funeral could become the world’s most watched TV broadcast of all time. In addition to the British royal family, heads of state, dignitaries and royals from all over the world are expected in London. How is the day going and which German TV stations are broadcasting the funeral live?
Procession, funeral, burial: this is how the day goes
The “lying-in-state” in Westminster Hall ends at 6:30 a.m. (local time) on Monday morning. The Queen’s coffin will according to Buckingham Palace at exactly 10:44 a.m. in a procession across Parliament Square to Westminster Abbey, where the 2,000 invited guests can be seated from 8 a.m. The procession will include members of the royal family, including the new King Charles III. (73) and his sons Prince William (40) and Prince Harry (38) attend.
At 11 a.m. sharp (12 p.m. German time), the Westminster Abbey then the funeral service begins. It will be led by Anglican priest David Hoyle, Prime Minister Liz Truss (47) will read the scriptures. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will preach. At approximately 11:55 a.m., “The Last Post,” a military bugle will sound, followed by two minutes of nationwide silence, followed by the national anthem.
The Mass will be followed by a procession from 12:15 p.m London – The coffin is due to arrive at Wellington Arch in Hyde Park around 1pm. From there, the coffin is taken to Windsor Castle, where a smaller-scale funeral service will be held in St. George’s Chapel from 4 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m., the Queen will attend a private service attended by only the Royal family is present, in the memorial chapel of her father King George VI. (1895-1952) buried. Alongside her husband Prince Philip (1921-2021).
How to watch the funeral live on TV
In Great Britain, the British TV broadcaster BBC as well as the broadcasters ITV and Sky News broadcast the funeral live. Several German channels have also planned special programs and live broadcasts: The first shows the program “Funeral Service for the Queen” from around 9 a.m., ZDF shows “ZDF special: Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.” from 9:03 a.m.
The private broadcaster RTL also accompanies the funeral from 9 a.m. in the special “Point 12 Special: Last Honor for the Queen” and from 3 p.m. “Exclusive Special: Last Honor for the Queen – The World Says Goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II.” Sat.1 will broadcast the program “GOODBYE, QUEEN ELIZABETH – The world says goodbye” from 11 a.m.