Today, Monday, 19th September, Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest, at Windsor Castle, after a state funeral at Westminster Abbey. Her coffin will be lowered into the Royal Vault beneath St George’s Chapel. The ceremony will be televised and will be available to watch live and for free all over the world. This guide explains how you can watch the Queen's funeral, what time it begins, and how to tune in from anywhere.
The Queen's coffin, which was lying in state since Wednesday, September 14, left Westminster Hall at 10.44am. The funeral procession will arrived at Westminster Abbey at 11am and a one-hour service is underway. The nation fell silent for two minutes. This will be followed by a procession to Wellington Arch on Hyde Park Corner, from where the coffin will be transported by hearse to Windsor Castle.
Cinemas across the UK will stop their regular films to show the Queen's funeral live. It will also be aired publicly on big screens in towns and cities throughout the UK. Those in the US, Australia, Canada and all over the Commonwealth and beyond will also be able to watch on TV for free.
Read on for more details of how to watch the Queen's funeral tomorrow from wherever you are on your local TV channels, and how to watch the BBC coverage from anywhere in the world too.
How to watch the Queen's funeral in the UK
The formalities are set to begin tomorrow at 11am BST, which is 6am ET / 3am PT / 8pm AEST.
BBC One and iPlayer
BBC One has, of course, completely cleared its Monday schedule of usual programming, with coverage of the funeral beginning at 8am and finishing at 5pm.
ITV and ITV Hub
ITV is broadcasting the Queen's funeral across all of its channels and on ITV Hub (opens in new tab).
Sky News and Sky.com
Sky News will have dedicated live coverage of the funeral from 9am onwards. Sky News is free to all UK households on Freeview, and is also streamed live on the Sky News website (opens in new tab) and on YouTube (opens in new tab).
Can you watch the Queen's funeral on YouTube?
Many of the recent services held in honour of the Queen have been live streamed on the The Royal Family YouTube channel (opens in new tab) around the world, and it's likely that the Queen's funeral will be too. Coverage will also be available on BBC News on YouTube and Sky News's channel too.
How to watch a BBC stream from anywhere in the world
For such a major event, we'd fully expect that localised coverage will be available in most countries, especially those in the Commonwealth. So do check your local listings in the first instance.
If you're currently abroad and struggling to tune in - or if you just want the comfort and language of your home nation's coverage - then it's possible that geo-restrictions may stand in your way of getting a live stream.
That's where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It's a common problem, but can be easily solved by using a VPN.
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TV channels to watch the Queen's funeral around the world
- Australia - ABC TV, iView, Channel 9, 9Now and 9News.com (8pm AEST)
- Canada - CBC (3am PT / 6am ET)
- India - India Today (3.30pm IST)
- New Zealand - TVNZ 1 (7.30pm NZST)
- USA - NBC, Peacock, Britbox, BBC America, CNN, ABC, Fox News, (3am PT / 6am PT)
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