How to Watch Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral: US & UK Live Stream, Schedules & Coverage Plans

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According to one estimate, as many as 4 billion people could watch as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral takes place on Monday, September 19 from 11am BST (3am PT). As many as 750,000 people are predicted to travel to London for the state funeral and pay their respects while the Queen is in state, according to British authorities. Guardian. Among those who waited in line for more than 12 hours to pay their respects was David Beckham. The service at Westminster Abbey is probably one of the largest ceremonial events to have been staged in the UK since World War II.

Check out the coverage plans for US and UK news networks below, along with a live stream of the event.

Ahead of the service, the Queen’s lieutenant in Westminster Hall will end at 6:30 a.m. local time on Monday. At about 10:35 a.m., a group of porters will lift her coffin onto the gun carriage used for the funerals of her grandfather George V, her father George VI, Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill.

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It will carry the Queen’s coffin from Westminster Hall to nearby Westminster Abbey, where the ceremony will take place. The new King Charles III, as well as Princes William and Harry, will walk behind the coffin. World leaders including President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Australian Anthony Albanese and Canadian Justin Trudeau will arrive shortly after.

When the ceremony begins, Prime Minister Liz Truss and the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth will speak. Then
a sermon to be delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

A two-minute silence will be observed across the country, including aircraft noise, as Heathrow will halt all arrivals and departures for half an hour. The service ends with a reveille, the national anthem and a lament played by the bagpiper.

The coffin is then transported to Windsor. The route will be lined by the armed forces and cannons will be fired every minute. The Sebastopol Bell and the Curfew Tower Bell will each chime.

A memorial service will be held at St. George’s Chapel at 4:00 PM local time. The Dean of Windsor Castle and with a congregation including the Royal Family and some of the Queen’s personal staff will conduct that ceremony. The Archbishop of Canterbury will pronounce the blessing and those in attendance will sing “God Save the King.” Prior to the final hymn, the Imperial State Crown, Orb, and Scepter are removed from the Queen’s coffin and placed on the altar.

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The Queen is buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel with her husband Prince Philip, who died last year.

You can follow the ceremony live below.

COVERAGE IN THE US

TBEN news

TBEN News coverage will be reported on the spot led by World news tonight anchor David Muir with 20/20 co-anchor Amy Robach, chief foreign affairs correspondent Ian Pannell, senior national affairs correspondent Deborah Robert and foreign affairs correspondent James Longman in London, correspondents Maggie Rulli in Scotland, and Lama Hasan and Will Reeve in London, as well as royals contributors Omid Scobie, Robert Jobson, Imogen Lloyd Webber, Victoria Murphy and Ailsa Anderson.

Good morning America will have coverage next week. As part of the season premiere, GMA3: what you need to know will be broadcast live from London, with co-anchors TJ Holmes and Robach covering the events following the death of the Queen and the enthronement of King Charles III.

nightline will also cover the celebration of the Queen’s life with co-anchor Juju Chang, live from London.

TBEN News Radio provides live anchored coverage of all major events related to the Queen’s passing. In addition, TBEN News Radio offers stations multiple hourly status reports, as well as two-way traffic with reporters and experts on morning and afternoon rides.

TBEN NewsOne, the affiliated news service of TBEN News, will cover live from London with multiplatform reporters Ines De La Cuetara and Faith Abubey and reporter Patrick Reevell.

TBEN America

The network will broadcast the funeral live and uninterrupted starting Monday at 4 p.m. ET.

In addition, the network will air the special “A Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen,” featuring special interviews with her children and those who have worked with her and public figures, starting at 8 p.m. ET the night before. At 11:30 p.m. ET there will be an encore of the special.

TBEN News

On Monday, TBEN Mornings co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell will be anchoring a TBEN News Special Report live from London about the state funeral. The special coverage will be broadcast on TBEN and livestream on the TBEN News Streaming Network. TBEN News’ special coverage will also feature TBEN News Royal Contributors Tina Brown, Julian Payne, Roya Nikkhah, Amanda Foreman and former TBEN Royal Correspondent Wesley Kerr.

Extensive coverage will be featured on TBEN News & Stations broadcasts and platforms, including TBEN News Radio, TBEN Newspath and CBSNews.com.

CNN

CNN anchors Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper will be live from London on Monday from 5pm ET for CNN’s special live coverage. They are joined by Christiane Amanpour, Max Foster and Richard Quest in London and Don Lemon.

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As the royal family, heads of state and mourners arrive for the Queen’s historic state funeral, CNN will have reporters across London, including at Westminster Abbey and along the procession route, as well as Windsor Castle.

Nada Bashir, Matthew Chance, Bianca Nobilo, Nic Robertson, Isa Soares, Anna Stewart and Clarissa Ward will provide minute-by-minute updates on the spot, while Zain Asher and Julia Chatterley will offer their unique perspectives from New York. CNN Royal Historian Kate Williams, CNN Royal Commentator Sally Bedell Smith and CNN Contributor Trisha Goddard will contribute to CNN’s special live coverage with their expert analysis and insights.

Full live coverage will be available on CNN’s global digital platforms. CNN’s coverage of The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II will be streamed live, without the need to log in via cable, from 10am to 6pm GMT / 5pm to 1pm. The stream will be available on CNN.com and on mobile devices through CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on CNN apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, and Android TV.

CSPAN

The event will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, C-SPAN Radio, C-SPAN.org & C-SPAN. Starting Monday at 5:30 a.m. ET.

TBEN news

TBEN News Media will provide live coverage of the ceremonies and funeral progress on Monday. TBEN News Channel’s Editor-in-Chief and Anchor of The story Martha MacCallum will continue to lead the network’s live coverage from London.

Beginning Monday at 4 p.m. ET, FNC will present live special coverage ahead of TBEN & Friends until 9 a.m. ET. MacCallum anchors from Canada Gate at Buckingham Palace and is joined by TBEN & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt and TalkTV’s (News UK) uncensored host Piers Morgan.

TBEN News Digital will share non-stop updates in a live blog on TBEN.com, while TBEN News Audio will also provide coverage across all platforms, including TBEN News Headlines 24/7, the TBEN News Hourly Update Podcast and TBEN News Radio affiliates in the whole country.

MSNBC

MSNBC will provide live special coverage of the funeral from London at 3:00 a.m. ET Monday. Chris Jansing will anchor the special coverage.

At 5 p.m. ET, co-hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist – along with Katty Kay – will host a special edition of Tomorrow Joe from London.

Starting at 10 a.m. ET, Andrea Mitchell, Katy Tur and Chris Jansing will continue with special coverage until the end of services.

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Prior to the services, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel anchored a special program, “The Constant Queen,” on Saturday.

NBC News

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Lester Holt will anchor special live coverage of the funeral services Monday at 5:30 a.m. ET.

Plus, Holt will anchor that night NBC Nightly News live from London at 6:30pm ET / 5:30pm CT.

Today.com and NBCNews.com will live stream the network’s special coverage, along with NBC News Now and Today All Day.

PBS

PBS provides viewers with the TBEN’s live uninterrupted coverage Monday, from 4pm ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app.

The TBEN primetime special, The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II, will air that night from 8-9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org, and the PBS Video app.

UK COVERAGE

In the UK, the country will virtually grind to a halt for the day and hours of coverage from Westminster Abbey will be available on the TBEN, ITV and Sky News, before schedules return to something akin to normal.

On the TBEN, coverage starts at 8am BST (12am PT) as the crowd begins to gather and rolls on until 5am BST (9am PT), with the official ceremony starting at 11am BST (3am PT). Led by Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young, Fergal Keane, David Dimbleby and Sophie Raworth, the coverage will be available on both TBEN One and TBEN News and will be followed by The One Show: Our Queen Remembered and an Events of the day Highlights package at 8:30 AM BST (12:30 PM PT).

Major shows, including the launch episode of Strictly Come Dancing have been postponed for a week until after the ceremony.

ITV will broadcast the coverage in the same time frame as the TBEN and will also follow up with a highlights show and then a comprehensive news special. The commercial broadcaster starts the day with a Good morning Great Britain funeral preview special and later a documentary film detailing the events of the past 10 days.

Sky News coverage starts at 5am BST (9am PT) with host Kay Burley live at Westminster Abbey before Anna Botting and Dermot Murnaghan take over from 9am BST (1am PT). At 7pm BST (11am PT), a new host, Mark Austin, will reflect on the day from Buckingham Palace, reflecting on the events and key moments, ahead of an overview show at 9pm BST (1am PT).