Queen Elizabeth II State Funeral: How to watch Her Majesty’s state funeral on BBC and public screenings

Prominent figures from around the world including the president of France, Emmanuel Macron and the president of the United Stats, Joe Biden will be in attendance

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will finally be laid to rest today, as her state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey.

The UK’s longest reigning monarch died at Balmoral on Thursday, September 8, and has been in a period of lying-in-state at Westminster Hall since Wednesday, September 14.

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Queues to see Her Majesty reached more than five miles, with some people queuing in excess of 24 hours for a glimpse at her coffin.

King Charles III declared that Monday, September 19 would be a bank holiday, so the public can pay their respects.

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    The funeral will be broadcast on big screens across the UK, and will also be televised.

    King Charles III walks behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Getty
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    Where can I watch Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on TV?

    Her Majesty’s funeral will be broadcast on BBC, Sky and ITV. Coverage will be shown early on as the nation prepares for the historic occassion.

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    Coverage from Sky News begins at 9am, and can be viewed on TV, the Sky News App and Sky News Youtube channel.

    ITV will also provide full coverage of the funeral and procession as part of a special programme, with a documentary film to be shown at 7:30pm.

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    BBC has provided full, comprehensive coverage of all events since the Queen died. Their coverage begins at 8am on TV, radio, iPlayer and BBC Sounds. Full BSL coverage will be available on BBC Two.

    When does the funeral start?

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    The funeral will begin at 11am, around four and a half hours after doors closed to see Her Majesty lying-in-state.

    It is scheduled to end at 11:55am, followed by a national two-minute silence before her coffin will move from Westminster to Wellington Arch at 12:15pm.

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    Where can I watch the funeral near me?

    Viewing places to allow the public to watch the state funeral will be held at locations from Northern Ireland to Plymouth.

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    With information provided via the Government website, here’s every screening over the funeral in the UK.

    Northern Ireland

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    Belfast - Belfast City Hall

    Coleraine - Coleraine Town Hall

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    Lisburn - Lisburn City Centre

    Scotland

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    Edinburgh - Holyrood Park

    East of England

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    Norwich - Nave of Norwich Cathedral

    Norwich - Norwich Theatre Royal

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    Midlands

    Bedford - Bedford Corn Exchange

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    Birmingham - Centenary Square

    Coventry - University Square

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    Lincoln - Lincoln Castle

    Wolverhampton - Queen’s Square

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    North East

    Durham - Durham Cathedral (live stream on their Facebook page too)

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    Newcastle upon Tyne - Old Eldon Square

    North West

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    Blackpool - Fylde Memorial Arboretum on Moor Park Avenue

    Carlisle - Bitts Park

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    Manchester - Cathedral Gardens, Exchange Square, Manchester Cathedral

    South East

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    Hastings - Alexandra Park

    Hatfield - Hatfield Park

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    South West

    Bristol - Bristol Cathedral

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    Exeter - Northernhay Gardens, Sandy Park, Exeter City Football Club

    Plymouth - Lyric Theatre

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    Salisbury - Salisbury Cathedral

    Truro - Truro Cathedral

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    South Yorkshire

    Sheffield - Cathedral and forecourt

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    West Yorkshire

    Bradford - Bradford Cathedral

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    Leeds - Millennium Square