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How to watch the Queen’s funeral

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It has been announced that the funeral of the Queen Elizabeth II will take place on September 19, following her death on September 8 after more than 70 years as reigning monarch.

In acknowledgement of the fact that not everyone would be able to visit the Queen lying in wake to pay their respects, broadcasters and other businesses have announced how those who wish to watch the funeral proceedings can do so.


ITV will dedicate its main channel to live coverage of the funeral, shortly after the broadcast of Good Morning Britain earlier in the morning. The event will mark the first time ever that the broadcaster will play the same coverage across ITV1, its five digital channels and the ITV Hub.


BBC viewers will be able to tune in to coverage of the Queens funeral on BBC One and the BBC IPlayer streaming service. However, the interment service will not be televised.

The BBC has also announced that from 5pm today (September 14), they will facilitate a live stream feed of the Queen lying in state on the BBC news website, red button, BBC IPlayer and the BBC Parliament channel.

Vue Cinema will also stream coverage of the Queen’s funeral (Image Credit: Vue UK)

Sky News

Sky have announced that presenter Kay Burley will be live at Westminster Abbey, where the funeral is taking place. She will be live from 5am on the morning of the funeral until 9am when coverage will switch to a special programme for coverage of the funeral itself anchored by Anna Botting and Dermot Murnaghan.

Students at the University

Earlier this week, the University of Stirling announced plans to stream coverage of the Queen’s funeral in the atrium and in other areas of campus on September 19. There will also be a pause to teaching activity on this day as a mark of respect.

Vue Cinema

The cinema chain Vue, which has a Stirling based outlet on Forthside Way shown on the map below, has announced that it will stream coverage of the Queen’s funeral on the day for free to customers with no other films or content broadcast on that day. Those who attend the cinema will receive free bottled water with no other snacks on offer.

Stirling Council have created an online book of condolence where members of the public can write a message and pay their respects.

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