Queen's funeral: How to watch the state funeral live on TV

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Writed by - Andy Gocker
 Queen's funeral: How to watch the state funeral live on TV
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022 at the age of 96. © ALPR/AdMedia/ImageCollect, SpotOn

ARD, Sat.1 and RTL

On Monday (September 19) 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. According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen's coffin will be brought in a procession across Parliament Square to Westminster Abbey at exactly 10:44 a.m., 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.

The funeral service is to begin at 11 a.m. sharp (12 p.m. German time) in Westminster Abbey. 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 horn will sound, followed by two minutes of nationwide silence, followed by the national anthem.

The mass will be followed by a procession through London from 12:15 p.m. - the coffin is due to arrive at Wellington Arch in Hyde Park at around 1 p.m. 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 be buried in a private service attended by only the Royal Family in her father King George VI's memorial chapel. (1895-1952) buried. Alongside her husband Prince Philip (1921-2021).

How to watch the funeral live on TV

In Great Britain, the British TV channel BBC, as well as the channels ITV and Sky News, will 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.

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